Cycling Safety

Fahrenheit Ridley said many people prefer to take the CTA rather than ride Divvy bikes from 63rd and Halsted. DNAinfo/Andrea V. Watson

What About Divvy Usage Don’t You Get?

Background Reading Divvy Ridership Is Really, Really Low In Englewood – Englewood – Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways The only people who will be surprised that Divvy ridership is extremely low in areas like Englewood are well-meaning white journalists who think […]

Repeating Mistakes and Expecting Different Outcomes

Background Reading The Ride of Way (PDF) Summary Quote from the article: These gaps reflect a distinctive challenge of designing and building bike lanes in Los Angeles: Logical routes require the cooperation of multiple agencies and municipalities. The Santa Monica Boulevard bike lane, […]

Something Is Not ‘Working’

Background Reading Broadway bike lane among ‘Top 10’ in the country (RedEye) ATA identifies 10 of Chicago’s ‘most dangerous’ intersections (RedEye) Divvy cyclist spotted on Dan Ryan Expressway (RedEye) Eight fatal Chicago cyclist crashes in 2014: data (PDF) Summary You Need To Divorce Yourself […]

Jennifer Reynolds laid flowers on Friday at a memorial for Thomas Palermo, a cyclist who was killed on Dec. 27 in Baltimore. Credit Matt Roth for The New York Times

A Death on the Road – Nowhere to Hide

Background Reading The Bishop, the Cyclist and a Death on the Road (PDF) Summary Reply by h’ 1.0 12 hours ago Some minor comfort in seeing killing someone with your car being handled as a crime. Reply by Jeff Schneider 9 […]

Talking directly and explicitly about safety, they say, is problematic because it reminds people that bicycling can be dangerous and it actually discourages some from riding. And where fewer people ride, motorists don’t expect to encounter people on bikes. The result is more dangerous riding conditions. It’s a vicious circle.

Good Samaritan rushes to rescue of bicyclist hit by truck

Market Square in Pittsburgh, PA: an American model for shared street space.


November 17, 2014 Dick van Veen, Green Lane Project guest columnist Source: PeopleForBikes Guest contributor Dick van Veen is a Dutch architect and engineer at consultancy company Mobycon. Imagine yourself in a small town enjoying a coffee next to what looks […]

Photo: Michael Andersen

Don’t Believe the Headlines: Bike Boom Has Been Fantastic for Bike Safety

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Michael Andersen and Tanya Snyder Source: StreetsBlog The Governors Highway Safety Association released a report Monday that, the organization claimed, showed that the ongoing surge in American biking has increased bike fatalities. Transportation reporters around the country swung […]

Test dummy flies through the air in simulated crash of car into cyclist. California leads the nation in cycling traffic deaths, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Assn. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Bicycle traffic deaths soar; California leads nation

By JERRY HIRSCH October 27, 2014 9:04 AM Source: LA Times If you are going to be killed by a car while riding a bicycle, there’s a good chance you are male, older than 20 and living in California or […]

Last year, 677 cyclists were killed in the United States -- an 8.7 percent increase over 2010. Photo: Bike Portland

What’s Behind the Rise in Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths?

by Angie Schmitt Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Source : StreetsBlog The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is out with traffic fatality datafor 2011, and the news is not good for cyclists, pedestrians or, for that matter, anyone who uses U.S. roadways. […]

A bike commuter in Seattle keeps an eye on a car turning in front of him. AP/Elaine Thompson

For First Time Since 1970s, Bike Deaths Increase

BY DANIEL C. VOCK | OCTOBER 28, 2014 Source: Governing Most of the fatalities in the past three years happened in a handful of states and were adult men, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. […]