Curbed says city officials think Angelenos don’t understand how dangerous our streets really are, while bike and pedestrian advocates just wish they’d commit to fixing them.
On the other hand, our streets might be safer if LADOT’s parking enforcement officers stopped for people in crosswalks, too.
My favorite event of the annual LA Bike Week is set for May 15th, with the nondenominational Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Sam Hospital.
This year they’ll be honoring Metro with the Golden Spoke Award.
Here’s the spoke card for the event.
The Netherlands became safer when they got tired of burying children killed by cars. But you have to wonder if America’s kindermord moment will ever come, if it hasn’t already.
Then again, we don’t seem to place much value on kids killed by guns, either.
The LAPD is looking for a missing 16-year old girl suffering from autism and depression, who may be riding a bicycle.
The Capital & Main website says Elon Musk’s Boring Co. tunnel could just make things worse for Los Angeles by amplifying existing inequities. And the real solution is to get more cars off the road, not trying to reinvent the subway.
A new ranking of America’s best fondos rates Phil Gaimon’s Phil’s Cookie Fondo #8 in the US in just its 3rd year; last weekend’s Malibu GRANFONDO was ranked 13th, and the Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego was 3rd.
Maybe there really will be a Marathon Crash Ride this year after all.
Officials have broken ground on bike and pedestrian projects in Encinitas designed to provide safe routes under an I-5 overpass.
A Santa Cruz writer says safe and convenient biking and walking can reduce the county’s deep social inequality.
The National Park Service could reopen an off-road trail to give bicyclists crossing the Golden Gate Bridge a safer route into Sausalito.
An Oakland letter writer says putting in a road diet is an “experiment by the traffic calming industry that is using social engineering and behavior modification” to force people onto bikeshare bikes. They’re onto us, comrades.
A Sacramento paper says dockless bikeshare could reduce traffic and ease commutes on a local highway.
Chico bicyclists ride to remember a man who remained a dedicated bike advocate up to his death five years ago, even after a collision that left him a quadriplegic.
Hawaii bicyclists are calling for the passage of a three-foot passing law. Twentynine states currently require at least a three-foot distance to pass a bicyclist, including California.
It takes a major schmuck to steal a ghost bike for a Las Vegas mom.
Would you want to ride on the Donald J. Trump Utah National Parks Highway?
A road-raging Santa Fe NM driver admits to slamming on his brakes and backing into a senior citizens bike club, sending one rider to the hospital. Of course, in his telling, he’s the innocent victim of the rude and offensive riders who slammed into his car, then wanted to fight him; fortunately, he fled the scene before granny could kick his ass. And needless to say, he got off with a just a traffic ticket.
In what could be a huge leap in rehabilitation, a man who was paralyzed from the shoulders down in a bike crash was able to feed himself with his own hand and arm at an Ohio University, thanks to electrical brain implants connected to a computer system.
A Charlotte NC business site says developers have to do their part if it’s going to become a bike city.
A North Carolina man gets 28 years behind bars for beating a bike rider to death after the victim complained about a too-close pass — and possibly used racial slurs. The driver’s son, who was 16-years old at the time of the attack, faces charges for joining in the road rage attack.
Cycling Tips unwraps the mysteries of handlebar tape.
Carlton Reid of Bike Biz says bike mechanics are worth their weight in gold. Seriously, when you find a good wrench, you should treat him or her like your bike’s best friend. Because they are.
Great idea. An English community group is looking for volunteers to help disabled riders go mountain biking on adult tricycles and three-wheeled handcycles.
The Evening Standard offers tips on how to travel with your bike.
Britain’s proposed law banning dangerous cycling could carry a life sentence for fatal crashes; drivers currently face a maximum of 14 years, though that may be raised to match the bike bill.
Even in the Netherlands, you need to know how to ride your bike safely.
The UN is getting into the bikeshare business, opening a system for staff and visitors at their Nairobi office.
Britain’s Daily Mail says an “activist” cycling group in Melbourne, Australia, is fighting to remove fines for not wearing a bike helmet. Which seems like a perfectly reasonable thing for “activists” to advocate for.
Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins says allegations that he doped are part of a malicious smear campaign. Which is pretty much what everyone who has been caught doping has said.
The Guardian says the evidence of doping around Team Sky cyclists and other pro athletes shows deep corruption and a “culture of studied evasion.”
And evidently, you need to put turn signals on your bike. Because those darn hand signals are just so 2017.