Category Archive: Bicycle Advocacy

Seattle mayor: We have a route for Burke-Gilman Trail missing link

When I first saw the headline, I checked the date to make sure it was March 1 instead of April 1, April Fools Day.

But it appears to be legit. The Seattle Mayor’s Office has announced that Ballard neighborhood business owners and bicycling advocates have reached an agreement on a route for the Burke-Gilman Trail‘s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/01/seattle-mayor-we-have-a-route-for-burke-gilman-trail-missing-link/

Kentucky legislature considers bike safety bill

A Kentucky senator is pushing a bill that requires motorists to give bicyclists a 3-foot gap when passing.

Currently 30 states and the District of Columbia require at least a 3-foot measure of safety when passing bicyclists. Kentucky’s neighbor to the north, Ohio, became the 30th state to require the gap when Gov. John Kasich signed the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/kentucky-legislature-considers-bike-safety-bill/

Seattle pulls the plug on bike share

Seattle is abandoning its Pronto! bike share system on March 31 after a sluggish 30-month run.

Of the 1,175 bike share systems operating world-wide, Seattle could be the largest to end its service in modern history.

Pronto! launched as a nonprofit concern in October 2014 with 500 bicycles stored at 50 locations. With the system running in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2017/01/16/seattle-pulls-the-plug-on-bike-share/

Ohio enacts 3-foot passing law

A 7-year battle to make Ohio’s roads safer for bicyclists ended earlier this month when the legislature enacted a 3-foot passing bill.

Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. It goes into effect before the end of March 2017.

The law makes Ohio the 30th state (and the District of Columbia) to require that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/27/ohio-enacts-3-foot-passing-law/

A bike for every kid in South Carolina school

Will 650 children at Peppermill Elementary School in South Carolina get new bicycles this holiday season? That’s the goal of teacher Katie Blomquist.

The 1st grade teacher for the elementary school in North Charleston wants to buy bikes, helmets, and locks for every pupil.

She opened a fund-raising page at GoFundMe.com entitled “Every Kid Deserves a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/11/10/a-bike-for-every-kid-in-south-carolina-school/

Memorial bike rides for Kalamazoo bike crash victims

A series of commemorative bicycle rides honoring the nine bicyclists killed or injured in the horrific June 6 crash in Kalamazoo, Mich., continued today with the appearance of Lance Armstrong.

A larger memorial bike ride is planned for June 26.

.@lancearmstrong now taking pictures and signing autographs with fellow bikers pic.twitter.com/275sV3PKCq

— Nick Ponton (@nick_ponton) June 15, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/14/memorial-bike-rides-for-kalamazoo-bike-crash-victims/

5 cyclists dead, 4 injured, in horrific Michigan pickup crash; 5 counts of 2nd degree murder filed against driver

Update: Charles Pickett Jr., 50, of Battle Creek was charged Thursday on five counts of 2nd degree murder and four counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment. MichiganLive reports he could face live in prison if convicted or the murder charges.

This is hard to take. Our hearts go out to the victims and their friends and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/09/5-cyclists-dead-4-injured-in-horrific-michigan-pickup-crash/

Ride of Silence and Bike to Work are this week

Two nationwide bicycling events capture the attention of two-wheel enthusiasts this week.

On Wednesday, we remember those cyclists who have been injured or killed while riding a bicycle.

The Ride of Silence rolls out for its 13th year, quietly commemorating bicyclists whose joy of riding has been cut short.

Last year, there were more than 350 events …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/16/ride-of-silence-and-bike-to-work-are-this-week/

Proposed laws affecting Missouri bicyclists defy logic

As a reader from St. Louis suggests, “crazy season has come early to Missouri.”

At least that’s the case for one legislator, Republican Rep. Jay Houghton of Martinsburg.

It started with his HB 2046, which would require all bicycles using “lettered” county roads to display a fluorescent orange flag suspended 15 feet above the road …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/02/16/proposed-laws-affecting-missouri-bicyclists-defy-logic/

Grant boosts bicycle tourism in WA town; more People for Bikes awards given

A town in the scenic Okanogan region of northern Washington state is banking on bicycle tourism to improve the local economy.

The People for Bikes nonprofit granted $1,250 to the Borderlands Historical Society in Oroville to make improvements that will cater to bicycling visitors.

The grant will help pay for installation of a bicycle repair …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/01/18/grant-boosts-bicycle-tourism-in-wa-town-more-people-for-bikes-awards-given/

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