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Auto Passengers to be Required to Wear Helmets

UPDATE: If you are discovering this article after April Fools Day 2011, don’t, y’know, freak out or anything. April 1, 2011, 7:40AM ET The Federal Highway Administration will require that all states either implement helmet laws for drivers and passengers in passenger cars or lose Federal funding for highways. States will have until 2018 to […]

Four Myths About Helmets and Safety

Josh King lives in Seattle, where he commutes by bike every day, rain or shine. Earlier this year he switched to full-time single speed commuting; you can read his thoughts on going gearless at www.singlespeedseattle.com If I was surprised about one reaction to my “10 Rules” post, it was the number of comments taking issue […]

A Thought Experiment on Bike Commuting Safety

Josh King’s guest post, “10 Rules for Urban Commuting” sparked a lively debate, not just in our comments, but across the blogosphere. Well, the bike-commuter corner of the blogosphere anyway. If you missed it, the essence of the article (if I should hazard a summary) is this: If safety and survival are paramount to an […]

Teach Your Children Well: Safe Routes to School

In my first post, The Great Debate: Vehicular vs. Segregated Cycling, education for cyclists came up as a critical issue both in my research and in the response. Whether you ride on the road among four-wheeled gas-powered vehicles, or you prefer riding in a space designated for human-powered vehicles as an adult, creating a community […]

Velo Orange Brass Temple Bell Review

We are big fans of bells here at Commute By Bike.  Every good commuter bike, or bicycle that is ridden near people and dogs, should have some sort of bell attached to it.  After many years of trying various bells, some expensive and some inexpensive, I think Velo Orange has crafted my favorite for the […]

Road I.D for Commuters

In the Charlotte, NC area there has been a large increase of car and bike accidents..  While my rant for this topic will be held off for another topic, I started to fear for not only my safety but many hard questions came to mind. What would happen if I was in the middle of […]