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PeopleForBikes Urges Action on Highway Safety Rule Changes

The bike advocacy group says recently proposed changes to federal road safety regulations would help reduce traffic deaths and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.

April 17, 2024 - PeopleforBikes

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NYC Bike Deaths Hit 23-Year High

In 2023, 30 people on bikes died on New York City roads.

March 7, 2024 - Spectrum News 1

Man on bike rides next to parked cars.

Opinion: How Vehicle-to-Everything Tech Can Protect Cyclists

The technology could enable cars and bikes to communicate and reduce collisions.

February 22, 2024 - Streetsblog USA

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Ford Introduces Dooring Prevention Feature

The company’s 2024 Mustang models will include an Exit Warning to prevent drivers from hitting cyclists when opening their doors.

January 9, 2024 - Momentum Magazine

Father and son riding bikes on a sidewalk next to a road withough bike lane on California coast with palm trees in background at golden hour.

California Governor Vetoes Sidewalk Cycling Bill

The law would have allowed people to bike on sidewalks on roadways that lack safe bikeways.

October 15, 2023 - CalBike

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Sheboygan Developing Complete Streets Plan

Local efforts kickstarted by a federal grant are culminating in a Vision Zero plan.

August 24, 2023 - Sheboygan Press

Close-up of 'bike lane' road sign with bike logo

Feared Traffic Increase From New Bike Lanes Failed to Materialize

Data from a much-criticized bike lane project in Montgomery County shows no noticeable decrease in vehicle capacity and a sharp decrease in bike fatalities.

August 13, 2023 - Greater Greater Washington

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Bike Cleveland Recommends Avoiding New Bike Lane, Citing Safety Concerns

A new bike lane is drawing criticism for putting cyclists at risk.

July 10, 2023 - Bike Cleveland

Protected bike path with raised curb in Indianapolis, Indiana

What's Incomplete About Complete Streets?

Although hundreds of states and local governments have adopted Complete Streets policies, American streets keep getting more dangerous for walkers and cyclists. What's missing from Complete Streets policies?

July 10, 2023 - Michael Lewyn

People on bike share bikes on bridge with Minneapolis, Minnesota skyline in background

Report: Minneapolis, Davis Among ‘Best Places to Bike’

An annual report from PeopleForBikes assesses the quality and safety of bike infrastructure in close to 1,500 U.S. cities.

July 3, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Study: Taller SUVs Cause More Serious Injuries to Cyclists

On the heels of research showing that SUV design is leading to more pedestrian deaths, another IIHS study shows a higher rate of serious injuries for cyclists hit by taller vehicles.

April 20, 2023 - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Bike Infrastructure

New York Cyclist Deaths Spike, Worrying Bike Advocates

The number of people killed on bikes in the city has already surpassed 2018’s total for the entire year.

April 13, 2023 - Curbed

"Bike path closed" sign on orange and white construction barrier

Houston Cyclists Call for Safer, More Visible Trail Closure Signage

After a recent death on the White Oak Trail, Houston bike advocates say closure markers on the city’s bike trails are often inconsistent and hard to see, posing a danger for cyclists at night.

April 2, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

Street-level view of sharrow symbol on asphalt with parked car in background

Calls to Stop Relying on Sharrows Grow Louder

The painted symbols can not only fail to protect bike riders, but can actually make riding conditions less safe.

March 8, 2023 - Momentum Magazine

"Bike Lane Closed" and "Utility Work Ahead" signs on Chicago bike lane

Chicago Bike Lane Enforcement Proposal Draws Criticism for not Addressing Structural Flaws

A new ordinance would use automated enforcement to ticket drivers who block bike lanes, but some bike advocates say the city is avoiding the harder work of improving its bike infrastructure.

February 9, 2023 - Block Club Chicago

Sharrow bike markings on black asphalt two-lane road with snowy trees

Early Sharrow Booster: ‘I Was Wrong’

The lane marking was meant to raise awareness and instill shared respect among drivers and cyclists. But their inefficiency has led supporters to denounce sharrows, pushing instead for more robust bike infrastructure that truly protects riders.

January 26, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Person on bike wearing backpack with small bus and Boston buildings in background

Massachusetts Passes New Road Safety Law

The legislation requires cars to keep four feet away from cyclists and other “vulnerable” road users and eases the process for lowering speed limits on state-owned roads.

January 4, 2023 - The Boston Globe

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Opinion: To Meet Climate Goals, San Diego Must Improve Bike Infrastructure

The city wants to drastically reduce carbon emissions, but bike advocates argue it has not done enough to make biking and walking in the city safer and more convenient.

January 3, 2023 - San Diego Magazine

Close-up of "Bike Lane Closed" sign

A Simple Fix for Blocked Bike Lanes

A bike lane detour in Seattle illustrates a cheap and easy way to safely direct bike traffic around obstructions such as utility work.

December 9, 2022 - Seattle Bike Blog

Small boy riding bike on two-way paved bike trail

What Is Bike Infrastructure?

Safe and comprehensive bike facilities play a crucial role in keeping vulnerable road users safe, promoting biking as an everyday transit mode, and reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion by encouraging a shift to more multimodal transportation.

October 31, 2022 - Diana Ionescu

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