Category Archives: Bicycle Safety

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

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Why Every Bike Needs a Bell

By Chris Tackett TreeHugger August 9, 2013 … The need for a basket or panniers, a nicer seat, or even a helmet are, in my opinion, all up for debate on whether they are necessary, but I think there’s no debate … Continue reading

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Fatal Traverse City Hit-and-Run Crash Elevates Push to Make Road Safety Improvements

By Kyle Moroney MLive July 18, 2013 A push to make streets in Traverse City more pedestrian and cyclist friendly is getting more attention following the crash earlier this month that killed 29-year-old Kelly Hurlbert. Since last July, Traverse City planning … Continue reading

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$1.50 Paper Bike Helmet Concept Makes Bike Share Programs Safer

Posted by Jordan Carr bikerumor.com July 8, 2013 With bike share and rental programs taking off across the US, safety has become a huge concern for travelers looking to optimize city time via a bicycle. But lugging around a helmet … 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 http://www.care2.com 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 iblockthebikelane.com is now dontblockthebikelane.com! 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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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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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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