Survey: Women Opt for Safer Bike Infrastructure
Most cyclists would rather ride apart from vehicle traffic, but that preference is especially pronounced among women.
The Bicyclists' Manifesto for an Autonomous Vehicle Future
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
2015 Road Toll: 35,200 Fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatality estimates for 2015. Deaths jumped by 2,525, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. Pedestrians and bicyclists saw the biggest increases.
Why Do People Hate Cyclists?
At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference, several researchers shared their work examining why people hate bicyclists and what can be done about that animosity.
FHWA Releases Findings for 'Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program'
If you build integrated walking and bicycling networks into a community’s transportation system, will people use it? That’s what Congress wanted to know nearly a decade ago when it established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program.
Traffic Deaths at Historic Lows; Ped and Bike Fatalities Increasing
New data released this week shows that automobile fatalities dropped last year to the lowest level in 62 years. At the same time, deaths of bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and big-rig truck drivers increased, reports Ashley Halsey III.
Friday Funny: Pedestrian Haiku
NPR reports on NYC's new set of hilarious Haiku traffic street signs, that are meant to make drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians more aware when sharing the street.
The Myth of the Elitist, Gentrifying Bicyclist
Will Doig asks, "Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?" Turns out the answer is, basically, no.
Another Look at Bicycle Advocacy
Blue argues that bicycle advocates need to consider the economic perspective of all individuals that use bicycles as transportation. Not all who bicycle do it by choice, says Blue.
The Boon in British Cycling
A new report from the London School of Economics looks at the “cycling economy” that is taking the United Kingdom by storm and the economic benefits generated by individual cyclists.
On the Bicycle as Transportation
Accompanying a bike commuter on his 50-mile ride to work, this article from Outside looks at the state of bicycle transportation today.
Aiding the Immigrant Bicyclists of Los Angeles
For many immigrants in Los Angeles, bicycling is the only viable way to get around. A group of activists is trying to make that transportation reality safer and more reliable.
Bicycle Activists Become Major Political Players
A one-time fringe bicycle activist group in the Pacific Northwest has turned into a major player in mainstream politics.
Streets Improved, And Now the Bill
A variety of road and streetscape improvement projects in San Francisco are reviving the city's streets. But now, the city has to ask itself whether it wants to keep paying for these improvements.
Google Gets Bike-Friendly
The latest addition to Google Maps is a bicycle service, helping cyclists plan routes, find bike trails, and avoid hills.
Vetoed State Bike Safety Law Passes in Austin
The Austin City Council has approved a bill that requires motorists to keep a three-foot distance from bicyclists on the road. The same bill was vetoed by Texas Governor Rick Perry four months ago.
The Cup of Coffee Cycling Incentive
Birdbath Bakery in New York has found popularity, and a niche, by offering a 25% discount to cyclists. As New York's bicycling infrastructure grows, businesses that cater to them may thrive.
Speed Cameras May Save Lives
There are some arguments against speed cameras, but one says bicyclists are one of the major hazards on roadways.
Danish Police Hug Bicyclists
In this video, police in Denmark stop cyclists without helmets, hug them, and give them new helmets.
Israeli Bicyclists Decry Auto-Oriented Planning
Bicycle activists in Tel Aviv call for better infrastructure for bicyclists, skaters and pedestrians. "The central question is: Who is the city for - for the car or for the people?" says one.
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