Today’s Headlines

  • Detroit Has a $4.6 Billion Transit Decision to Make (NextCity)
  • Minneapolis Rolls Out Rapid Buses After Five Years of Planning (WCCO)
  • Gainesville’s Bike-Share Not Performing as Well as Expected (WCJB)
  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Asks Legislature to Open Up Funding for Light Rail (News Observer)
  • In Light of Safety Issues, Should D.C. Have Built the Silver Line? Two Opinions (WaPo, Washingtonian)
  • Are More People Biking to Work in D.C. Because of Metro’s Problems? (WJLA)
  • Sprawl Still Dominant in Kansas City (KC Star)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Five Cyclists, Media Lectures Cyclists About Safety (WZZM13)

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Blaming Cyclists for Dangerous Roads: It Goes Way Back

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On Bicyclelaw.com yesterday, there was a terrible story out of Canada about a crash involving a reckless motorist and law-abiding cyclists. What was the response to the shocking case of careless driving, which left five bikers gravely injured? The local police initiated a ticket blitz aimed at…cyclists breaking the law (one of the offenses often […]

Bike Signals Get the Green Light From Engineering Establishment

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Think of it as a Christmas gift: On December 24, the gatekeepers who determine which street treatments should become standard tools for American engineers decided to add bike signals to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, sometimes called “the bible of traffic engineering.” The decision should lead to more widespread use of bike signals, […]

AAA Revives Offensive Against Safer D.C. Streets

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AAA has been known, at times, to take positions in direct opposition to cyclists’ safety. Then when cyclists call AAA out on it, AAA starts backpedalingfast, assuring us all how much they love people who bike. But the organization is sticking with its ongoing battle against  safer streets for cycling in Washington, D.C. As David Alpert […]