Category Archives: Bicycle Safety

Washington Ranks as Most Bike Friendly State in the Nation

By Emanuella Grinberg CNN May 24, 2012 For the fifth year straight, Washington ranked as the country’s most bicycle-friendly state, thanks to policies designed to create alternatives to driving, according to the League of American Bicyclists. The advocacy group’s Bicycle … Continue reading

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With a Very Few Exceptions, America is No Place for Cyclists

The Economist September 3, 2011 Dying while cycling is three to five times more likely in America than in Denmark, Germany or the Netherlands. To understand why, consider the death of Michael Wang. He was pedalling home from work in … Continue reading

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To Boost Cycling, Make Women Happy

By Julie Deardorff Chicago Tribune July 26, 2011  If you want to get more people on their bikes, find a way to appeal to women, one expert says. Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie Ave., which uses soft plastic … Continue reading

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Cyclists vs. Drivers

Editorial Chicago Tribune April 4, 2011 If you’ve ever used the word door as a verb, chances are you’re an urban bicyclist. To door (verb) is to open a vehicle’s door (noun) into the path of a moving bicycle, causing … Continue reading

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Harvard Study: Cycling on Streets Not as Safe as Cycle Tracks

By Jonathan Maus BikePortland.org February 10, 2011 A new study from Dr. Anne Lusk at the Harvard School of Public Health published in the British Medical Journal yesterday came to the conclusion that bicycling in a cycle track — physically … Continue reading

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What’s Our Bicycle “Social Contract?”

By David Alpert Greater Greater Washington January 5, 2011 With the frequent calls for cyclists to “start behaving,” it’s clear that a number of people driving and walking are unsettled by the conduct of at least some people on bikes. … Continue reading

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TPD to Restart Bicycle and Pedestrian Enforcement

Tucson Velo December 30, 2010 The Tucson Police department was awarded another grant for targeted enforcement of bicycle and pedestrian laws. According to an email from Sergeant Jerry Skeenes, who ran the targeted enforcement that wrapped up in October, they … Continue reading

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Cyclist’s Death Inspires Driver’s Ed Legislation

By Zachary Kussin Cuny Graduate School of Journalism In Collaboration with The New York Times December 3, 2010 It was bicyclist Jasmine Herron’s death after she was hit by an opening car door on the corner of Washington and Atlantic … Continue reading

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