Category Archive: Bicycle Advocacy

New communities judged “bicycle-friendly”; 4 in Washington state

Olympic Discovery Trail passes Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe

Chances are a little greater that you live in a bicycle friendly community this week after the League of American Bicyclists announced that it has added 26 to its updated list.

That means there are about 350 towns and cities across the U.S. — at least one in every state — that have received the designation …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/14/new-communities-judged-bicycle-friendly/

Dozens of Bike to Work Day stations ready for morning commute

Find bike commute stations at http://www.cascade.org/commute-stations

Dozens of commute stations will open from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday in the Puget Sound region to support cyclists pedaling to work for Bike to Work Day.

This is where commuters will find free water bottles, snacks, maps, bike mechanics and more stuff to support and reward them for leaving their cars at home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/14/dozens-of-bike-to-work-day-stations-ready-for-morning-commute/

New bicycle-friendly rankings for states – Washington still No. 1 in 2015

2015_state_ranking_chart

The state of Washington in 2015 once again earned the top “bicycle friendly” ranking among states, the League of American Bicyclists announced Monday.

This is the eighth year that the league has listed states for “bikeability” based on their scores in a number of categories leading to safe bicycling. As states rise and fall on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/11/new-bicycle-friendly-rankings-for-states-washington-still-no-1-in-2015/

Cyclofemme: Women on bikes take to streets, roads and trails on Sunday – everywhere

See interactive map at cyclofemme.com

More than 270 women-oriented bike rides are registered as part of the worldwide CycloFemme celebration on Sunday.

The rides include everything from the slow-paced Critical Lass bike ride in Seattle to a sunset ride through the Arabian desert in Dubai.

The rides based in 20 countries and 228 cities (at last count) around the world are listed …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/07/cyclofemme-women-on-bikes-take-to-streets-roads-and-trails-on-sunday-everywhere/

Welcome to Bike Month; now get on your bike

WashingtonBikes.org's colorful Bike Month poster

May is National Bike Month. You know the drill.

The highlight of Bike Month is “Bike to Work Day,” celebrated in most locales on May 15. (Some places choose another day; SF Bay Area is May 14)

There’s also Bike to School Day (May 6),

Cyclofemme (May 10),

Bike to Work Week (May 11-15),

Ride …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/01/welcome-to-bike-month-now-get-on-your-bike/

Proof that bicycling boosts many states’ economies

Map of bicycle economic impact studies by BikeUtah.com

Here’s a very useful graphic created by Bike Utah, which recently held its statewide Bike Summit in April.

Its message is clear, Bicycling Means Business.

It makes one wonder why states aren’t doing everything in their power to promote bicycling. Not only is it a healthy recreational pursuit for residents, but it adds to the bottom …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/23/proof-that-bicycling-boosts-many-states-economies/

Two states add 3-foot bicycle-passing laws to the books: now it’s the law in 26 states

The state legislatures in Wyoming and South Dakota passed laws this year that require motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing. The governors have signed those laws and they’ll go into effect later in 2015.

The success in those states will bring to 26 the number of states (and the District …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/14/two-states-add-3-foot-bicycle-passing-laws-to-the-books/

Essential ambulance equipment in Fort Collins, CO: bicycle racks

Bike rack on ambulance, from promotional video

If you ever, heaven forbid, get injured in a traffic collision while riding your bike in Fort Collins, Colorado, at least you won’t have to leave your bicycle behind.

That’s because a hospital in the platinum-level bicycle-friendly community has equipped 14 ambulances with front-mounted bicycle racks.

Steve Main, director of emergency medical services for Poudre Valley …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/24/essential-ambulance-equipment-in-fort-collins-co-bicycle-racks/

3 states consider bicycle bills requiring 3-foot passing; Nebraska considers ‘changing lanes’

Bicycle passing laws in US

State legislatures in Indiana, Wyoming and South Dakota are considering bills this year that would require that motorists give bicyclists a 3-foot gap when passing.

(March 19, 2015 — Other states considering passing laws — Alabama (SB 4 — 5 foot passing law passed Senate, goes to House; Massachusetts Bill H.3073 names bicyclists as vulnerable users and requires …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/22/2-states-consider-bicycle-bills-requiring-3-foot-passing/

Bicycling means big bucks in Washington state; ranks 4th in outdoor recreation spending

Bikers at Duthie Hill Park, devoted soley to mountain biking

A newly released economic study of outdoor recreation in Washington state finds that bicycling contributes $3.1 billion a year to the state’s economy.

That’s the fourth highest economic impact among the major outdoor pursuits listed in the study, following only Sightseeing and Nature (1), all types of Boating (2), and Hiking, Climbing, Camping (3).

And participation in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/20/bicycling-means-big-bucks-in-washington-state-ranks-3rd-in-outdoor-recreation-spending/

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