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Groupon Supports Active Transportation Alliance to Honor Staffer’s Memory

Robert “Bobby” Cann was killed Wednesday, May 29th, as he was biking home from his job at Groupon in Chicago. Here’s what the Huffington Post reported (Posted: 05/31/2013  6:04 pm EDT  |  Updated: 06/01/2013  1:01 pm EDT) – Cann was heading home from … Continue reading

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State-level Bicycle Helmet Laws Linked to Fewer Child Deaths

By Andrew M. Seaman, Reuters The Saratogian May 31, 2013 U.S. states that require children and teenagers to wear helmets report fewer deaths involving bicycles and cars, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the number of U.S. bicycle deaths between … Continue reading

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5 Reasons We Need to Add More Bike Lanes

By Kevin Mathews May 18, 2013 With cycling advocacy at a particular high during National Bike Month, communities across the country are actively debating whether to add bicycle lanes to their roads. City councils ask, “Is it worth the … Continue reading

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Don’t Block The Bike Lane .com

We are very excited to announce that is now! Our campaign was started back in 2011 with the goal of educating motorists about the dangers of blocking bike lanes. At the time, stickers reading i block the bike … Continue reading

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Chicago Bicyclist Killed After Swerving to Avoid Car Door

This morning, a 32-year-old man was killed while riding south on Wells Street, just north of Oak Street, in Chicago. According to police, he swerved when the driver of a parked Nissan Altima swung open the door, and he fell … Continue reading

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More Bicyclists Means Fewer Accidents, Philadelphia finds

By Paul Nussbaum The Philadelphia Inquirer September 17, 2012 As the number of bicyclists on Philadelphia streets has risen, cyclists and city officials have seen a counterintuitive result: The number of bike crashes and deaths has declined. This “safety in … Continue reading

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Invisible Bike Helmet Keeps Riders Safe, Looking Cool

By Kate Freeman Mashable August 16, 2012 How often have you, or someone you know, eschewed a bicycle helmet to look cool at the expense of safety? Well, gamble with a traumatic brain injury no more. Two Swedish inventors created … Continue reading

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Great American Cities for Cycling

By August 14, 2012 Pedaling through a major U.S. city is not just the province of daredevil bike messengers. With warmer weather and rising gas prices, there’s never been a better time to hop on a bicycle, especially while … Continue reading

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Penalty for Rule-Breaking Bicyclists: A Remedial Class

By J. David Goodman The New York Times July 23, 2012 The eight wrongdoers sat inside a windowless basement classroom, serving a court-ordered penance for their transgressions. For the next 90 minutes, they would learn about the proper rules of … Continue reading

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Motorists To Urban Planners: Stay In Your Lane

By Franklyn Cater NPR July 18, 2012 Cities and cars share a conflicted relationship these days. Environmental concerns, growing traffic congestion and an urban design philosophy that favors foot traffic are driving many cities to try to reduce the number … Continue reading

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