Cycling Safety

Jason Marshall, the cyclist who struck and killed Jill Tarlov in Central Park, was an avid Strava userPhoto: David McGlynn/Splash News/Corbis

Trump Isn’t The Only One Whose Silence Is Disquieting

Background Reading Editorial: Trump’s silence on deadly Olathe shooting is disquieting Anatomy Of A Bicycle Accident: Who’s At Fault? Summary I came across one of the many Facebook articles on cycling that cross my desk daily that left me wondering whether […]

As Mount Prospect moves to install another flashing yellow beacon at a controversial crosswalk near Melas Park -- and the Illinois Department of Transportation looks into reducing the speed limit and possibly allowing a red light there -- one village trustee is calling for the crosswalk's removal.

Bicycle Infrastructure Is A Very Long Way From Being ‘Safe’

Background Reading Mount Prospect trustee: Remove controversial Central Road crosswalk (fxtribune) Mount Prospect crosswalk death prompts update in state driver’s manual (chicagotribune) Judge issues $150 fine to driver who fatally struck Mount Prospect mother in crosswalk (chicagotribune) Mount Prospect cyclist’s death […]

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What Autonomous Cars Tell Us About Human Drivers

Background Reading Study: Self-driving cars have higher accident rate (OnLine) Summary TakeAways The telling paragraph from the article on self-driving cars is this one: In almost every case, the accidents involving self-driving cars have involved other cars crashing into them. They […]

The path in Waterfront Park is no place to be riding fast. (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland

City will install signs in Waterfront Park to discourage unsafe riding

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 17th, 2014 at 4:56 pm Source: Bike Portland With the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge in full swing and warmer than usual weather sticking around, there’s a lot of bike traffic in and around downtown Portland […]

A cyclist is pulled over by newly vigilant police in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 19. Photo: Chad Rachman

Put a hard brake on heartless speed demons

By Andrea Peyser September 19, 2014 | 10:42pm Source: NYPost They’re terrorists on wheels. Assassins in Spandex. The bicycle menaces must be stopped. It’s already too late. Chances are, if you’ve spent time in New York City, you’ve experienced more […]

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A Death in Central Park Raises Real Questions About Bicyclist Behavior

It was the second fatal bike-pedestrian crash in the city in just two months. SARAH GOODYEAR @buttermilk1 Sep 22, 2014 Source: CityLab Even on the crowded, chaotic streets of New York City, it is a rare occurrence for a person […]

Robin Utrecht/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images In the Netherlands, respect for bicycles is hard-wired into the culture.

When A ‘Bike Club’ Forgets Its Mission…

Summary From my point of view a bicycle club has several important missions: It should provide a place for cyclists to meet up and ride with other people. It should be in the habit of helping cyclists learn best cycling […]

Dan Goodman of the Federal Highway Administration says the federal Department of Transportation is shifting its strategy from emphasizing biking facilities to emphasizing biking networks.

Protected Lanes Are a Great Start — Next Goal Is Low-Stress Bike Networks

by Michael Andersen Thursday, September 11, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. For decades, protected bike lanes were a “missing tool” […]

66–year–old Ron Joyce of Lincoln died in the hospital Monday night following his injuries from a head–on bike collision with another cyclist.

UPDATE: Lincoln man dies in hospital after bicycle collision

News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; By: Lauren Fabrizi Workers at the Nebraska Department of Labor took a moment Tuesday to remember the man they called not only a leader, but also a friend and mentor. “He […]

Commuters with bicycles, electric bikes and mopeds move across the street, Friday, May 23, 2008 in Shanghai, China. While two-wheelers have long since yielded the roads to sedans in this increasingly affluent society, the bicycle is far from dead. In fact, its numbers are growing. For many, if not most Chinese, pedal power remains a mainstay, for commuting, sending children to school or making a living. (AP Photo)

Which Do You Hate More? Being Shoaled or Drafted?

Background Reading Summary Because ‘cycling safety‘ is a pressing need I think it wish to form a new Twitter hashtag group like the one discussed here: Reply by R W 3 hours ago Please help us document these dangerous spots by […]

Central Park cyclist veered into wrong lanes before tragic crash

By Shawn Cohen, Rebecca Harshbarger, Lia Eustachewich and Laura Italiano September 20, 2014 | 2:00am Source: NYPost Seconds before he plowed his $4,000 bike into Connecticut mom in Central Park, leaving her brain dead, speed-demon racing cyclist ­Jason Marshall zoomed down […]

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Let’s Rid Ourselves of the Posturing

Background Reading No More ‘Urban Cycling Elitism’! (BeezodogsPlace) Why no lights? (BeezodogsPlace) You’re Not the Boss of Me : In Defense of ‘Salmoning’ and ‘Shoaling’ (BeezodogsPlace) Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights (BeezodogsPlace) Idaho Stop Law: […]

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). Here are more facts and figues on pedestrian and bicycle crashes: Pedestrians […]

Cyclist vs. Pedestrian Collisions (UK)

Background Reading pedestriansbrf (PDF) Summary THIS BRIEFING COVERS Headline messages; CTC’s view Key facts and arguments: cycling and the risk to pedestrians; red light jumping and cycling on the pavement (footway); sharing space Footnotes and references HEADLINE MESSAGES Cyclists are perfectly […]

Pedestrians Need An Equally Strong Self-Righteous Attitude As Cyclists

Cyclists ‘almost as likely’ to injure pedestrians as cars

LAST UPDATED AT 14:23 ON Mon 27 Jan 2014 Source: The Week Once distance travelled is factored into accident statistics not much separates riders and drivers CYCLISTS are creating “an army of walking wounded” says The Times, because riders are almost […]