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Bike Boxes in the Bike Lane

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 […]

Commuting 101: Don’t ride in the door zone

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 […]

Commuter Story: A story of a crash

Mike, a regular commenter here at Commute by Bike, got hit by a truck a couple days ago. It’s a scary story, mainly because it sounds like he was doing everything right. Here it is in his words: I was doing my normal commute, which I’ve done since 11/1/06. Most of it is lightly traveled […]