Bike Safety

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

San Diego Waterfront

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


Federal Government Pushes Collaboration on Road Safety

Guidance from federal agencies encourages states and cities to focus on pedestrian and cyclist safety, but the Biden administration has stopped short of any legally binding mandates.

October 26, 2022 - Route Fifty

People on bikes in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

D.C. Moves Forward With Idaho Stop Plan

A proposal to outlaw right turns on red and legalize the so-called Idaho Stop for bikes and scooters is aimed at improving road safety and limiting dangerous interactions between cyclists and drivers.

September 21, 2022 - Washingtonian

Bike Infrastructure

Is ‘Protected Bike Lane’ an Oxymoron?

Some research suggests that separated and even ‘protected’ bike lanes actually increase the likelihood of car-bike collisions.

September 12, 2022 - Forbes

Pedestrians crossing a busy crosswalk on New York City street with tall buildings in background

Vision Zero Still a Pipe Dream as Road Deaths Continue to Climb

U.S. traffic fatalities hit a twenty-year peak in the first quarter of 2022.

August 19, 2022 - Route Fifty

Oonee secure bike parking pod on New York City street

NYC Bike Advocates Call for More Secure Bike Parking

While the city waits to evaluate data, advocates argue that recent demonstration projects have already proven the popularity of secure bike parking.

August 8, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

A bike counter next to a green protected bike lane in San Francisco, California

Why Counting Bikes Matters

While many American cities rely on vehicle counts to make transportation planning decisions, most haven’t prioritized counting bikes, leading to underinvestment in bike infrastructure.

August 3, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

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

How Sharrows Became Cycling’s Most Hated Symbol

Originally designed as a low-cost way to encourage safer road sharing between bikes and cars, the sharrow has become a symbol of the lack of commitment to protected bike infrastructure in many cities.

August 2, 2022 - Denverite

"No turn on red" sign

D.C. Could Legalize ‘Idaho Stop,’ Ban Right Turns on Red

Proposed legislation would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and eliminate right turns on red in an effort to reduce cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.

August 2, 2022 - The Washington Post


Black Cyclists Dying at Alarmingly High Rates

New data reveals that Black cyclists, despite riding fewer miles than their White counterparts, die more than four times as often on American roads.

June 19, 2022 - Streetsblog USA

Two people on a bike trail with downtown Houston in the background

Houston Bike Summit Makes In-Person Return

The event will focus on improving bike safety and continuing maintenance on the city's growing network of bike lanes and trails.

May 17, 2022 - Houston Public Media

A person on a bike waits at an intersection by leaning against the curb.

Bicycle Friendly States: Massachusetts Tops the List

For the first time since the League of American Bicyclists started ranking states for bicycle friendly practices and policies in 2008, Washington State does not appear at the top of the list.

April 26, 2022 - League of American Bicyclists


‘Idaho Stop’ Now Legal in Colorado

Colorado is the latest state to make it legal for people on bikes to treat stop signs like yield signs when no cars are in the intersection.

April 15, 2022 - Bicycle Colorado

People biking across the Queensboro Bridge

New Bike Lanes Coming to Long Island City

Three new bike lanes will help connect the region's bikeway system and improve safety on the city's roads and bridges.

April 11, 2022 - Streetsblog New York City

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