Category Archive: Bicycle Advocacy

Vote for your favorite urban utility bicycle design; entries from Seattle, Portland, Chicago, SF and NYC (Update: Seattle wins)

Seattle entry: The Denny

[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 -- The Seattle-based entry - Denny - won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.]

July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …

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British filmmaker explains the revival of bicycling

Why is the bicycle back in fashion? That’s the question that British filmmaker Michael B. Clifford tries to answer in the film, “Bicycle – A Great British Movement.”

The 90-minute documentary tells the story from the British perspective, but we can easily argue that the bicycle is also undergoing a rebirth in the US.

The documentary premieres …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/30/british-filmmaker-explains-the-revival-of-bicycling/

West Virginia protects bicyclists with 3-foot passing law

West Virginia has become the 22nd state to require motorists give bicyclists 3 feet of space or more when passing, as the bicycling safety measure continues to gain approval in legislatures across the US.

The law passed in West Virginia during the 2014 legislative session and was signed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on March 21. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/09/west-virginia-protects-bicycles-with-3-foot-passing-law-virginia-law-awaits-signature/

Bicyclist league report shines light on traffic deaths

RearEnd

There’s a surprising statistic in the bicyclists traffic death data collected over the past couple of years by the League of American Bicyclists.

In a report issued on Wednesday to coincide with the annual Ride of Silence, the League reports that rear-end collisions are responsible for 40% of bicyclist deaths — the highest category by far.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/22/bicyclist-league-report-shines-light-on-traffic-deaths/

Puget Sound cyclists roll out for Bike to Work Day

Choose Your Way Bellevue's commuter station

Spin the wheel and win a prize! That game was a big draw Friday morning at the Bike to Work Day commuter station staffed by Choose Your Way Bellevue.

Cyclists could score a blinking clip-on tail light, a velcro ankle band, or a white flexible headlight, among other swag. But whether they won something useful …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/16/puget-sound-cyclists-roll-out-for-bike-to-work-day/

Bike to Work Day is Friday; bike commuter stations in Seattle area

Bike traffic on I-90 bridge

You can show your support for bicycling this Friday by riding your bicycle to work.

To help in this endeavor in the Seattle area, dozens of bike commuter stations will be set up from 6 to 9 a.m. during Bike to Work Day.

View Commute Stations — Bike to Work Day presented by F5 in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/15/bike-to-work-day-is-friday-bike-commuter-stations-in-seattle-area/

Washington state: Still most bike friendly after all these years

2014_state_ranking_chart_web

The League of American Bicyclists named Washington state the most bicycle-friendly state for the 7th year in a row.

While other states have been rising and dropping on the list announced annually since 2008, Washington state has remained the first and only state to hold top honors every year.

In fact, Minnesota pulled itself …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/01/washington-state-still-most-bike-friendly-after-all-these-years/

More cycle tracks and greenways in Seattle’s bicycling future

Linden Avenue cycle track -- in the street but separated from traffic

Seattle is taking another stab at improving bicycling in the city in an updated Bicycle Master Plan that relies heavily on cycle tracks and greenways — two schemes not promoted in the original master plan approved in 2007.

The idea is to entice potential bike riders who are not particularly interested in mixing it up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/16/more-cycle-tracks-and-greenways-in-seattles-bicycling-future/

Victory for bicycle projects in Missouri

Missouri's Katy Trail (by Brad S. Wilson www.bikekatytrail.com/brad-wilson-photos.aspx)

What is it about some Missouri politicians? They seem to think they can make political hay out of proposing laws that stick it to bicyclists.

Four years ago it was some council members in St. Charles County who wanted to ban bicycling on some county roads. The issue lost support of the majority on council, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/04/09/victory-for-bicycle-projects-in-missouri/

Picking your favorite city for bicycling the USA TODAY way

Seattle Space Needle

USA Today knows that people like to read Top 10 lists, so it creates a lot of them. Currently, the newspaper’s Travel Section is running a reader response poll on the 10 Best U.S. Cycling Towns.

Former pro cyclist George Hincapie was asked to nominate 20 cities to the list, and readers get to vote …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/20/picking-your-favorite-city-for-bicycling-the-usa-today-way/

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