Tag: League of American Bicyclists

Protect bicyclists and pedestrians by prohibiting blind self-driving vehicles from the streets

Now that bicyclists and pedestrians in Tempe, Arizona, have learned they’re part of a failed lab experiment, perhaps it is time to restrict testing of self-driving cars on city streets. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information regarding the …

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

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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You can find bike-friendly communities in all 50 states

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 …

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New bicycle-friendly businesses named in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Twenty-eight businesses in West Coast and Pacific Northwest states joined or moved up on the League of American Bicyclists’ newest list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses. One-hundred-and-fifty new and renewing businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia made the list this fall — the most ever. The overall list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses contains 800 …

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Bicyclist league report shines light on traffic deaths

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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Sequim is newest bicycle friendly community in Washington state; joins 18 named nationwide

The uncharacteristically sunny and dry weather in Sequim on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula always has made it a good destination for bicycling. Now there’s another reason. The League of American Bicyclists announced today that the town of 6,624 has earned designation as a bicycle-friendly community. There are currently 303 communities listed as bicycle friendly nationwide. Now …

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Washington state: Still most bike friendly after all these years

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 up …

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The who and where of bicycle commuting in U.S.

If you regularly ride your bicycle to work, then the League of American Bicyclists report “Where We Ride: Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities” is all about you. The report by the LAB staff digs into the results of the 2012 American Community Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau in September. You might remember …

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New Bicycle Friendly Communities named; Anacortes, WA, is among them

Add 32 new cities to the League of American Bicyclists’ list of Bicycle Friendly Communities. The advocacy group announced the new communities Tuesday morning, noting that suburban centers are gaining traction among the 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 48 states. Anacortes In Washington state, Anacortes made the list as a bronze-level bike friendly community. The …

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