Category: Bicycle Advocacy
A new law in Oregon allows bicycle riders to slide through stop signs at intersections without coming to a full stop after first yielding to right-of-way traffic.
The law, Senate Bill 998, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. It enables bicyclists to treat stop signs as “yield” signs; it does not apply to stop …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/01/02/idaho-stop-rolls-into-oregon-for-bicyclists/
Motorists in Washington state will be legally obligated to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance when passing in the same lane beginning on Jan. 1.
The law, signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in May, passed the legislature this past session. With its enactment, Washington joined the more than 30 states that require motorists …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/12/26/3-foot-passing-becomes-law-on-jan-1-in-washington-state/
Automatic bicycle counters on the Spokane Street Bridge below the West Seattle Bridge are showing a spike in bike traffic since the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct last week.
The rate of bicyclists opting for two wheels to get from West Seattle to downtown has jumped to numbers equal to typical spring and fall …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2019/01/24/commuters-take-to-bikes-to-avoid-seattle-squeeze/
The League of American Bicyclists has added 15 more communities to its list of Bicycle Friendly Communities.
The 15 are among a list of 61 towns and cities in 27 states honored by the League in this week’s announcement. The others either renewed their status on the Bicycle Friendly list or improved their standings on …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/11/15-more-communities-considered-bicycle-friendly/
If you’re looking for a bicycling themed calendar to help keep track of your busy days as your roll through 2019, consider two that feature Washington rail-trails on their covers.
The calendar I’m most excited about is published by Rails to Trails Conservancy, featuring a photo I took last fall on the Snoqualmie Valley Regional …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/12/05/calendars-feature-washington-bicycle-trails-on-covers/
Here’s a reminder that May is National Bike Month.
We’ve already had Bike to School Day on May 9, and Cyclofemme this past Mother’s Day on May 13.
This week is Bike to Work Week, and Friday is Bike to Work Day in most cities. In Seattle, the Cascade Bicycle Club calls it Bike …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/17/in-case-you-forgot-friday-is-bike-to-work-day-but-you-can-bike-everywhere/
A Michigan jury returned a guilty verdict on Tuesday against the driver who two years ago plowed into a group of bicyclists — killing five and seriously injuring four.
Charles Pickett Jr., 52, of Battle Creek was found guilty of five counts of second-degree murder, five counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, and four counts …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/05/02/man-who-struck-and-killed-5-bicyclists-found-guilty-of-second-degree-murder/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/22/protect-bicyclists-and-pedestrians-by-prohibiting-blind-self-driving-vehicles-from-the-streets/
Bicycling advocates are calling for a boycott of popular Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CamelBak, and CoPilot products after discovering that they’re made by the same company — Vista Outdoor — that also makes assault rifles and ammunition. At least one retailer, MEC of Canada, has announced it would stop selling Vista products.
The Utah-based Vista Outdoor …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/03/01/gun-makers-cycling-products-are-targets-of-boycott/
Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County’s “grand reopening” of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption]
The section — roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish — is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement.
The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St. ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/17/newest-section-of-east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopens-wednesday/