Category: Bicycle Advocacy
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/11/new-bicycle-friendly-rankings-for-states-washington-still-no-1-in-2015/
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 …
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/
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),
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/01/welcome-to-bike-month-now-get-on-your-bike/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/23/proof-that-bicycling-boosts-many-states-economies/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/14/two-states-add-3-foot-bicycle-passing-laws-to-the-books/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/24/essential-ambulance-equipment-in-fort-collins-co-bicycle-racks/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/22/2-states-consider-bicycle-bills-requiring-3-foot-passing/
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 …
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/
A jury in Houston, Texas, chose not to “blame the victim” in a hit-and-run fatality of a bicyclist and instead sentenced the motorist to 15 years in prison on Thursday.
The defense attorney for the motorist told the jurors that the collision would have been avoided if the bicyclist, Chelsea Norman, 24, had been riding elsewhere.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/12/11/driver-gets-15-years-in-prison-for-hit-n-run-cyclist-fatality/
Thanks to the bike advocates and city officials in places as different as Honolulu and Fargo, there are now bicycle friendly communities in all 50 states.
The League of American Bicyclists announced its newest round of 23 communities that earned bike-friendly status last week. That makes a grand total of 325 communities across the US …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/11/24/you-can-find-a-bike-friendly-community-in-all-50-states/