This is the second time in less than a month that I’ve wiped out a demo bike.
This past Thursday, I was in my first ever bike commuting accident. The result: a broken bike, a broken helmet, a badly bruised knee, a mild concussion, and some post-accident anger.
To be able to track where the unsafe roads, scary dogs, glass strewn shoulders and roads under construction is priceless. This is exactly the latest feature at BikeClicks.com. Have issues daily on your commute. Let us know and become safer in the numbers. LOUISVILLE, KY (BRAIN)-BikeClicks.com, Louisville’s online community for cyclists, has launched Safe Rides. [...]
I subscribe to a feed on Google News with the search term bicycle. It tends to be a rather depressing feed, with news stories of bicycles hit by cars on a daily basis. This one stood out among the rest: “Furious driver takes out 50-strong cycle pack” from the Sydney Morning Herald. Witnesses to the [...]
Do bike boxes help? Have you ever used one? Do you even know what a bike box is? Here is a picture to help understand: Pic is from the Seattle Times, who published this article on the subject. I also came across this video with a bit more of an explanation. I think they [...]
The door zone is the space within two to three feet of cars parked parallel on the roadway. If a driver suddenly opens his door in the path of a cyclist, that cyclist has been “doored.” As this recent tragic news from Australia reminds us, getting doored can get you killed. Sometimes the trauma of [...]