Someone please forward this to state Senator Carol Liu, author of SB 192 that would mandate helmet use by all bicycle riders.
A new medical study concludes that bike helmets alone can’t prevent serious bicycling injuries, and the solution may lie in separating cyclists from motor vehicles.
Because just trying to tame traffic and get motorists to drive safely would never work.
Great piece on risk communcation from Richard Masoner of Cyclelicious, who says yes, bicycling may be dangerous, but no more than driving. And so is walking, bathing and shopping.
CiclaValley discovers scofflaw cops parking in downtown bike lanes, forcing riders to protect and swerve.
He said it, not me.
Lots of great bike events coming up.
The South Bay Bicycle Coalition is hosting their first fundraising event this Saturday, with the South Bay Bike Night and Bike City Awards, honoring Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Lawndale for their efforts to become safer and friendlier for bike riders. The proceeds will be used will be used to pay for the SBBC’s bike helmets for kids program, bike education classes for elementary school students and adults, and advocacy for safe biking practices, infrastructure and enforcement.
More on this weekend’s bike and hike-a-thon to raise funds to provide orphans throughout Africa with bikes; the charity was founded by a La Canada high school student.
Don’t forget this Sunday’s Pastrami Ride, which sounds like the tastiest LACBC Sunday Funday ride yet.
Mark your calendar for March 14th, when the LACBC will host a two-hour women-only bike safety workshop.
San Diego’s St. Paddy’s Palomar Punishment, billed as the city’s most fun cycling event, rolls on March 7th to benefit the San Diego Humane Society, with rides from 10 to 97 miles.
Looking further ahead, Good Samaritan Hospital’s annual non-sectarian Blessing of the Bicycles will be held on Tuesday, May 12th as part of Bike Week/Month. Because a little divine intervention couldn’t hurt.
Streetsblog reports the highlights from Monday’s Live Ride Share Conference to discuss shared mobility, including bike share.
Richard Risemberg says nobody bikes in LA. Except for all the people who do.
LA Magazine is waiting impatiently for the MyFigueroa project, noting the much-needed changes can’t come soon enough.
Good news for PCH riders, as the highway is expected to reopen this week after a nine-mile section was closed down to repair storm damage.
KCBS-2 reports on last Sunday’s Milt Olin ride.
Long Beach officials hosted the LACBC’s Operation Firefly bike light giveaway Tuesday night.
For once, bike lanes win out over parking, as the Vista city council votes to remove parking spaces on Civic Center Drive to make room for bikes. Motorists are undoubtedly getting out the torches and pitchforks as we speak.
Carlsbad police are looking for witnesses to a Valentines Day hit-and-run that left a bike rider injured.
Oakland bike riders get secure bike parking at the new Bike Station; parking your bike will be free during the day and just $5 overnight.
San Francisco considers closing down streets in popular entertainment districts on weekends, something that should be seriously explored here.
The Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway will provide bicycles for hundreds of special needs kids.
Denver considers a two-way protected bike lane on one of the city’s busiest streets.
Evidently ignorance is bliss, as Wyoming legislators vote not to collect data on bicycle safety or explore building a statewide bikeway.
Iowa considers changing the law to require a rear-facing light on bikes after dark, rather than allowing reflectors; that’s also under consideration here in California.
An Indiana cycling instructor calls for ticketing irresponsible bike riders, while acknowledging that cyclists are much less likely to cause harm than motorists.
A Cincinnati letter writer says let’s develop a network of bike paths for recreational riders, but keep those crazy transportation cyclists off the damn roads, already.
A Baltimore bicyclist clearly explains the vigilance cyclists have to maintain, and what it’s like to share the road with motorists.
Bike Radar offers up five reasons mountain bikers should try skinny tired bikes.
Judging by these letter writers, bicycling in Ireland isn’t any better than it is here.
Unbelievable. A New Zealand cyclist may have died because a truck company placed advertising on the passenger side window of their vehicles.
Thai cyclists demand changes in the country’s laws to protect people on bikes.
And this is so not the way to promote a bike race to women. Or anyone, for that matter.