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Californians: A Call to Action

Californians, it is time to act. The California Bicycle Coalition and the City of Los Angeles have cosponsored a 3-foot passing bill, Senate Bill 910. Many other states have already passed similar legislation that requires automobile operators to allow a minimum of three feet when passing a cyclist from behind, and California is working to […]

‘Eligible’ Not Always a Synonym for ‘Desirable’

Just in case you have not been getting an ample supply of economic news from other major media outlets, the League of American Bicyclists and America Bikes have released a report explaining why shifting funding within the transportation bill from “dedicated” to “eligible” for bike and pedestrian projects would be disastrous, not only for cyclists […]

“The Great Debate” Goes Mainstream?

It’s a good thing that more stakeholders are now being drawn into the discussion, right? Or does it carry the risk that the media’s reductive tendencies will paint the various sides of the debate into grotesque caricatures, such as equating cycling infrastructure to a “war on cars?”

Analyzing Cyclist Behavior with Velo’v Bike Share

Earlier this month, an interesting preliminary study was released from France detailing cyclist behavior with data collected from the Velo’v bike share system in Lyon, France. The Velo’v bike sharing system is a very extensive system with approximately 4000 bicycles available at 343 stations around the city of Lyon. For the most part, the Velo’v […]

‘Parking is kind of like dark matter in the universe’ (Roundup)

Do you think that because you commute by bike, that you don’t have to worry about parking? Well now you do.

‘You better be pimpin’ with that helmet on tight’ (Roundup)

I would really hate for anyone to ever think that a PSA this contrived and cheesy would have convinced me to wear a helmet.  Still, it’s not a good enough reason for me not to wear one. One YouTube commenter wrote, “I’m 99% sure this was made in some community service plea bargain agreement with […]