Bike Safety

6 days ago
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
June 22, 2018, 5am PDT
This is another one of those "funny" articles, in that it's satire about a tragic state of affairs.
The Beaverton
May 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Bus rides will be free to coincide with the city of Lafayette's Bike Safety Festival on June 2.
KLFY
May 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
Right turns on red became legal at a large scale across the country in the 1970s, despite the threats the practice represents to pedestrians and people on bikes.
Streetsblog USA
May 17, 2018, 5am PDT
A $1 million project to reduce vehicle lanes on Detroit's Jefferson Boulevard is designed to increase safety along the busy corridor.
Crain's Detroit Business
April 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
They call it a "Safety Stop" in Colorado, but it's the same idea.
Streetsblog Denver