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Bike Safety

September 30, 2020, 11am PDT
A law passed in March allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs when conditions permit takes effect today in Washington State.
KUOW
May 26, 2020, 10am PDT
A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
March 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Bogotá, Colombia is preparing for the coronavirus pandemic by making space for people on bikes in the public realm, calling bikes a hygienic option for mobility.
SmartCitiesWorld
December 4, 2019, 7am PST
The Pacific Northwest is leading the way for bicycle safety at the state level, according to the latest report from the League of American Bicyclists.
League of American Bicyclists
November 19, 2019, 1pm PST
The NTSB chair issued a stark warning on Nov. 5: "If we do not improve roadway infrastructure for bicyclists, bicyclists will die who otherwise would not," stated Robert Sumwalt in introducing their first report in 47 years devoted to bike safety.
National Transportation Safety Board
November 13, 2019, 11am PST
The National Transportation Safety Board has released documents related to the Tempe, Arizona, crash that killed a person, highlighting what went wrong with the driverless technology.
Wired
November 6, 2019, 7am PST
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that all 50 states require people on bikes of all ages to wear helmets.
StreetsBlog NYC
October 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The New York City Council is expected to pass a "Streets Master Plan" this week that City Council Speaker Corey Johnson describes as designed to "break the car culture."
Gothamist
September 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Rochester, New York, decided to take legal action that ensures the city is as safe for people on bikes as intended.
WXXI News
August 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The initiative focuses on safety, but fatalities are up and ridership growth is down in New York City. How is Vision Zero missing the mark?
Jalopnik
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