Category: Bicycle Advocacy
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/
In the rush to give huge tax cuts to corporations, the Senate and House conference committee has removed a small tax benefit for those who regularly commute by bicycle.
Passed in 2008, the Bicycle Commuter Act enabled any employer to provide a reimbursement of up to $20 per month for expenses incurred by an employee …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/18/say-goodbye-to-bicycle-commuter-tax-benefit-thanks-gop/
A man who swerved into a group of bicyclists on a charity bike ride in Marin County this weekend and fled found himself in police custody less than 12 hours later.
Four cyclists participating in the Jensie Gran Fondo charity ride were struck by the man when he swerved into the group; 1 was airlifted to …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/10/09/hit-and-run-driver-who-swerved-into-charity-cyclists-arrested-in-california/
One of the common worries of bicycle travel involves pulling into a state campground late in the day and finding out that all the campsites are taken.
The prospect of heading out on a dark road or stealth camping in the woods looms ahead.
A policy update by the Washington State Parks assures this won’t …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/06/13/how-bicycle-travelers-can-pitch-their-tents-at-full-wa-state-park-campgrounds/
When I first saw the headline, I checked the date to make sure it was March 1 instead of April 1, April Fools Day.
But it appears to be legit. The Seattle Mayor’s Office has announced that Ballard neighborhood business owners and bicycling advocates have reached an agreement on a route for the Burke-Gilman Trail‘s …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/03/01/seattle-mayor-we-have-a-route-for-burke-gilman-trail-missing-link/
A Kentucky senator is pushing a bill that requires motorists to give bicyclists a 3-foot gap when passing.
Currently 30 states and the District of Columbia require at least a 3-foot measure of safety when passing bicyclists. Kentucky’s neighbor to the north, Ohio, became the 30th state to require the gap when Gov. John Kasich signed the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/02/16/kentucky-legislature-considers-bike-safety-bill/
Seattle is abandoning its Pronto! bike share system on March 31 after a sluggish 30-month run.
Of the 1,175 bike share systems operating world-wide, Seattle could be the largest to end its service in modern history.
Pronto! launched as a nonprofit concern in October 2014 with 500 bicycles stored at 50 locations. With the system running in …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/01/16/seattle-pulls-the-plug-on-bike-share/
A 7-year battle to make Ohio’s roads safer for bicyclists ended earlier this month when the legislature enacted a 3-foot passing bill.
Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law on Dec. 19. It goes into effect before the end of March 2017.
The law makes Ohio the 30th state (and the District of Columbia) to require that …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/12/27/ohio-enacts-3-foot-passing-law/