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Cyclists

June 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
The real test of a city’s bike infrastructure isn’t measured in miles of bike lane but in how comfortable and safe they are for everyone.
Fast Company
June 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Separated bike lanes and new pedestrian infrastructure have replaced traffic lanes on a mile of Manassas Street in Memphis.
The Field (ASLA)
March 4, 2018, 5am PST
A year after a report showed a giant discrepancy in enforcement of bike regulation between white and black riders, data the Chicago Police Department continues to target black bikers.
Streetsblog Chicago
September 12, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study examines whether and why bicyclists break traffic laws to shed light on how rational those laws really are.
The Washington Post
May 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In arguments about how to construct transit and infrastructure, the voice of the poverty-stricken cyclist is rarely heard.
Strong Towns
September 30, 2016, 6am PDT
The satirical website The Onion once again casts its gaze on the habits of cyclists.
The Onion
July 8, 2016, 11am PDT
In Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama, the legal policy known as contributory negligence blocks cyclists from claiming damages if they're involved in a crash.
CityLab
June 16, 2016, 9am PDT
Portland, Oregon is known for its transit and pedestrian advantages. But many cyclists say protected bike lanes would make it easier for the two-wheel crowd to get around. After some delays, it looks like the project is on course.
Bike Portland
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe
April 29, 2016, 8am PDT
In the United States, not a single bikeshare rider has died in an accident so far. A report from the Mineta Transportation Institute considers why bikeshare may be safer than conventional biking.
Vox
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
Next City
January 9, 2016, 1pm PST
A bike plan isn't meant for the peloton. Here's how you can tell.
Vancity Buzz
December 2, 2013, 6am PST
Moving vehicles and open doors aren't the only threats to the safety of cyclists. Gay men, women and transgender bikers often contend with harassment and threats of assault. Nonprofit groups in D.C. and elsewhere are working to empower them.
The Washington Post
July 1, 2013, 2pm PDT
Move over Amsterdam. A new study of London's road use patterns has found that bicycles account for 24 percent of all road traffic during the morning commute. At nearly a fifth of the areas monitored, bikes actually outnumbered other vehicles.
London Evening Standard
May 23, 2013, 6am PDT
The impending launch of bike-share is sure to escalate the simmering tensions between New York's growing legion of cyclists and its hordes of pedestrians. L.V. Anderson and Aisha Harris propose a 10-point treaty for pedestrian-cyclist armistice.
Slate
December 7, 2012, 6am PST
Familiar with the perception that bicyclists are generally kids with no money and too much time? Emily Badger discusses the findings of a study that shows riders out-consume drivers over the course of a month for all businesses except grocery stores.
The Atlantic Cities
April 12, 2012, 1pm PDT
After a cyclist fatally collided with an elderly pedestrian on a crowded Castro District crosswalk on March 29, city leaders are considering following the Bicycle Advisory Committee's recommendation to send cyclists who break traffic laws to class.
The San Francisco Examiner
October 5, 2011, 7am PDT
With over 8 million people sharing the streets and sidewalks of New York City, there is bound to be a clash between transportation modes. Who's to blame? Lyndsey Scofield says that there is bad behavior on all sides.
This Big City
July 2, 2011, 7am PDT
An accident-prone section of bike path in Seattle has prompted dozens of lawsuits and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to injured cyclists. Now the cyclists themselves are trying to fix the infrastructural problem.
The Seattle Times
May 26, 2011, 6am PDT
Seattle has been named one of the nation's safest p[laces to walk or bike. But some question whether that success will translate into any further improvements in bike and pedestrian infrastructure spending.
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