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Bike Safety

August 7, 2019, 8am PDT
You've probably never seen anything like this before, but if you're a bike advocate, it probably still feels familiar.
The Boston Globe
July 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Vision Zero has tragically failed 17 people on bikes in New York City this year, and Mayor Bill de Blasio couldn't stick with the status quo any longer.
The New York Times
June 27, 2019, 9am PDT
Before the Republicans in the Oregon Senate skipped town, they managed to approve a bill that legalizes the Idaho Stop for bikers around the state. The Oregon House also approved the bill this week.
Willamette Week
June 3, 2019, 11am PDT
New research from the University of Colorado Denver and the University of New Mexico sheds light on how to make cities safer for cyclists and other road users and refutes some assumptions about bike safety, such as "safety-in-numbers."
CU Denver Today
May 22, 2019, 12pm PDT
Despite massive progress in building out new protected bike lanes, many communities are still coming up short with safety improvements at intersections, the location of most vehicle-bike conflicts.
Smart Cities Dive
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
April 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Internet observers noticed lots of videos of red Solo cups lining painted bike lanes in cities all over the country on Friday, April 26.
Streetsblog USA
April 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.
CityLab
April 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new study provides more evidence that people on bikes need more of a buffer from drivers in cars than a mere strip of paint can offer.
Streetsblog USA
April 11, 2019, 9am PDT
The Oregon State Legislature is moving forward with Senate Bill 998, which includes an amendment that would legalize the practice of rolling through stop signs and blinking red lights on a bike when no car traffic is present.
OPB
April 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The state of Arkansas is now the second station in the nation to completely legalize the Idaho Stop—a frequently practiced maneuver on bikes that advocates say is a key to bike safety and comfort on the streets.
Streetsblog USA
March 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Protected bike lanes, a relatively new addition to streets in the United States, are already evolving.
Greater Greater Washington
February 23, 2019, 5am PST
A new law in the nation's capital will fine people on bikes caught listening to headphones as a Vision Zero traffic safety measure.
DCist
January 2, 2019, 10am PST
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, an "avid biker," spent Tuesday night in the hospital after the driver of an automobile struck him as he biked through the city.
Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2018, 9am PST
Portland has approved a plan that clears the way for $36 million in bike and other transportation safety projects in the city's downtown.
The Oregonian
October 4, 2018, 5am PDT
A proposed law in New York City wants to make sure construction doesn't impede the safe flow of bicycle traffic—the benefit could include better gender representation.
AM New York
September 20, 2018, 6am PDT
While resistance to protected bike lanes can be high, the economic and safety paybacks are substantial.
Greater Greater Washington
August 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Downtown Seattle has many disconnected bike lanes, so to make sure there are more safe routes for bikers, the city council passed a resolution that sets out a timeline to connect them.
Curbed Seattle
July 31, 2018, 5am PDT
The new protected, two-way bike lane on Broadway adjacent to Van Cortlandt Park could induce envy.
StreetsBlog NYC
July 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Bike advocates say a protected bike lane near the downtown Caltrain station can't wait. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) says the project will have to wait.
San Francisco Chronicle