The first, HB 1108, prohibits a motorist from crossing over to the left lane to pass when a bicycle or pedestrian is visible in the …
Category: Bicycle Advocacy
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/06/legislators-improve-cycling-in-washington/
(Updated May 4) How much longer will these mass arrests during critical mass in New York City go on? Is there so little crime in the Big Apple that the city can deploy a cadre of police to stop some people from riding their bikes and inconveniencing some motorists?
New York's finest swooped in and arrested up to 34 bicycle riders during last Friday's critical mass ride, including a woman who had been walking her bike on the sidewalk.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/03/34-bicycle-riders-arrested-in-new-york-critical-mass/
Cyclists could be riding on new bike lanes into downtown Vancouver by this fall.
Bike lanes are planned for Burrad Street and along Hornby Street, according to the CBC.CA website.
Vancouver councillor Peter Ladner is a cycling enthusiast, and hopes the construction of bike lanes will grow into a trend in Vancouver.
The new lanes mean there will be a …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/21/downtown-bike-lane-in-vancouver-bc/
That proposed bicycle recycling bill in California that would have required a $7 recycling surcharge on the sale of all new bicycles has gone through some heavy editing.
The bicycle recycling bill, AB 1103, by Assemblywoman Betty Karnette, called for slapping a $7 surcharge on the sale of new bicycles. It was expected that dealers would pass the expense to bicycle buyers, …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/19/bicycle-re-cycling-bill-gets-re-tooled-in-california/
The turf battle for bicyclists using Mercer Island's roads and trails has made it to City Hall.
The island's councilmembers are looking for ways to deal with cyclists who use the island's narrow, winding loop road and sometimes scare pedestrians on the cross-island bike-hike trail.
Mercer Island is both a popular destination and thoroughfare for cyclists. A narrow loop road offers scenic views …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/16/island-community-seeks-cycling-restrictions/
Bellevue is going ahead with a plan to build a multi-use trail for bicyclists and pedestrians on West Lake Sammamish Parkway, instead of marked bike lanes for cyclists and a separate path for pedestrians.
By a vote of 5-0, the City Council directed the staff to find ways to fund the estimated $20 million project. Earlier in the meeting, a bicycling advocate had testified that Bellevue would find it difficult to compete for funds because the project didn't meet generally accepted professional standards concerning bicycle facilities.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/12/bellevue-wa-council-votes-for-multi-use-trail-not-bike-lanes/
Here is the letter detailing Redmond's objections to Bellevue's use of a multi-use trail instead of bike lanes in improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway:
“Redmond does not agree that the alternative currently identified as Bellevue's staff preference should be the option selected for construction …”
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/letter-redmond-opposes-bellevues-west-lake-sammamish-pkwy-plan/
The staff recommendations are opposed by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the Friends of Lake Sammamish, and Bellevue's own Pedestrian and Bicycle Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), and the City of Redmond.
The Cascade Bicycle Club is urging …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/cyclists-object-to-sammamish-pkwy-plan-bellevue-wa-council-votes-monday/
When my friends and I learned to ride bikes, our parents told us to ride against the traffic. Today, we know that wrong-way cycling is terribly unsafe, don't we? Wrong-way cycling actually makes it harder for motorists to see the bicyclists. And it's motorists seeing bicyclists that we should be most concerned about.
The issue of “wrong-way” cycling comes to the Bellevue (WA) City Council on Monday night when it considers the staff recommended plan to make improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/wrong-way-cycling-unsafe-at-any-speed/
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/06/colorado-bicycle-bill-passes-despite-opposition/