Bike Safety

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
September 27, 2016, 7am PDT
You can write all the tickets in the world but you can't stop drivers from parking in bike lanes.
WNYC
Feature
September 13, 2016, 5am PDT
"Policy goals" won't be enough to protect bicyclists once the cars start driving themselves. Strong standards will be necessary to govern the interactions between cars and bikes in an autonomous future.
William Riggs
August 18, 2016, 6am PDT
The circumstances surrounding the deaths of five bicyclists and injuring of four in June by a motorist on a rural road outside Kalamazoo, Michigan, were so horrendous that it caught the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Kalamazoo News
August 5, 2016, 11am PDT
It's like a crosswalk, but for bikes.
Bike Portland
August 2, 2016, 10am PDT
A new law with the support of the mayor and an initial approval by the D.C. council will make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to collect insurance after a crash with a motor vehicle.
Washington City Paper
July 29, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study looks at the interaction between bicyclists and streetcars (trams) or train tracks and does not find a good outcome.
Treehugger
July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
Slate
July 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Bike advocates are hoping that the Houston Bike Plan can achieve full council approval in July. The Houston Chronicle hopes the bike plan will be for everyone (not just hipsters).
Houston Chronicle
June 17, 2016, 10am PDT
The traffic signals are part of the Los Angeles Street 'full-featured' protected bike lane that also includes transit stop islands and two-stage turn queue boxes. Ribbon-cutting for the cycle track, the third in the city, was held Thursday.
Streetsblog LA
June 7, 2016, 8am PDT
Roundabout are gaining popularity in California and across the nation. While they have been shown to reduce crashes, not all are sold on the innovative concept, and when it comes to multi-lane roundabouts, cyclists have legitimate concerns.
Napa Valley Register