Bike Safety

August 5, 2017, 5am PDT
A project touted as the "largest pop-up bike grid in the world" achieved rare levels of success on getting people on their bikes in Macon, Georgia.
Bicycle Times
July 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.
National Public Radio
July 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report details the work Chicago's suburbs will have to do to live up to the bike-friendly example of its urban core.
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
June 7, 2017, 11am PDT
In the wake of two terrorist attacks on London bridges that killed pedestrians, concrete barriers were installed on three crossings to prevent repeat rampages. The only problem is that they were installed in bicycle lanes.
London Evening Standard
May 28, 2017, 5am PDT
A new study out of the U.K. will vindicate the suspicion of many cyclists: drivers often misdirect their anger at cyclists who are only following the rules of the road.
BikeBiz
May 20, 2017, 5am PDT
A two-way bike lane protected by a concrete barrier could be on the way for Northern Boulevard in Queens as a way to increase bike safety around the Joe Michaels Mile bike path.
StreetsBlog NYC
May 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.
American Journal Of Public Health
April 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Citing data that show a large share of people killed while walking or biking were drunk, some are calling for programs to educate the public of the danger of walking and biking while under the influence of alcohol.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
March 24, 2017, 5am PDT
The satirical site The Onion produces a set of totally invented, not-to-be-rusted safety tips for riding a bike in cities. We're not sure whether to laugh or cry.
The Onion
February 18, 2017, 11am PST
Ghost bikes, sad, silent tribute to those killed while riding bikes, are more controversial than seems possible. The Chicago Tribune has a map that endeavors to track their locations around the Chicago area.
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2017, 11am PST
Colorado is the latest state to consider allowing people on bikes to pass through intersections more freely than cars.
The Denver Post
December 25, 2016, 5am PST
Drivers get a sticker for their rear view mirrors, and bikers get the gift of knowing that people behind the wheel share the responsibility for road safety.
The Boston Globe
November 28, 2016, 9am PST
New research finds that as more distracted drivers take the road, protected bike lanes are keeping bikers alive.
CityLab
November 15, 2016, 7am PST
The lead editorial in the December issue of American Journal of Public Health provides the introduction for two research papers on the relationship between bicycling safety and infrastructure expansion in Boston and Vision Zero in U.S. and Sweden.
American Journal Of Public Health
November 9, 2016, 6am PST
Commercial vehicles, and heavy trucks in particular, cause a disproportionate number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is proposing to ban the most dangerous trucks from entering the city.
Streetsblog USA
October 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The federal government officially downgraded the safety risk of installing bike boxes at intersections.
Streetsblog USA
October 7, 2016, 7am PDT
In an effort to normalize biking and teach kids how to bike safely in the city, Seattle's Cascade Bicycle Club has built a small bike park that simulates road conditions.
Bike Portland
October 6, 2016, 5am PDT
John Greenfield's Op-Ed calls for legislation to mandate safety guards on trucks operating in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Reader
September 29, 2016, 6am PDT
All six bicyclists killed in Chicago this year had something in common: commercial vehicles. Still missing from the discussion: what to do about it.
Chicago Tribune