Author Archives: Richard Masoner
Thank you to Grist for this wonderful “How to ride your bike in traffic” video from Seattle.
H/T to Shayne.
Unified bike advocacy
Advocacy & transpo jobs and internships
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A hit and run driver killed a cyclist Monday afternoon on the Taylor Street overpass over Highway 87. This is the third cyclist fatality in the Bay Area’s largest city in a week. View Larger Map I’ll promote a comment left earlier this morning by San Jose resident Mark Saurwald. Saurwald has previously brought up read more »
- San Jose Council approves Hedding Street Bikeway Plan
- San Jose Bike Party ride tonight
- Illinois blind cyclist killed
You all know I’m a big believer in making conditions safer for cyclists through a variety of measures that include safer facilities, education, law enforcement and prosecution to ensure safer driving by motorists. The fact remains, however, that the only behavior you can control is your own. Defensive driving, which is driving to anticipate the read more »
- San Francisco cyclist doored, injured by passing bus
- Another cyclist fatality at Mission and Bay in Santa Cruz
- Cyclist killed in Menlo Park
Moscow, Russia have piloted their own bike share program after intense lobbying by local bicycle advocates. 300 red bikes (Hear that, Dan Maes?) at 30 docking stations around central Moscow are provided by Homeport Bikesharing Solutions of Prague in the Czech Republic, which also operates the bike share program. This “СитиБайк” (phonetically “City Bike”) program read more »
- Anaheim: First West Coast city with bike share
- San Jose Bike Share begins by October 2012
- Lawyers on bikes, and DC bike share expansion
“YOU’RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT!”
I might have been that guy a time or two. You can see the whole comic and read more discussion on this at The System, where Jimmy the Murderdog compares bike mechanics with dentists.
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Could it be this? Capital Bikeshare is doing more than moving people around on red bikes. It’s also helping sell houses and apartments and draw people to businesses. The bike-sharing system, which has more than 175 docking stations across the District, Arlington and Alexandria, has become the latest tool to spur development and attract young read more »
Who needs a bike lane when you can just hop over traffic? A trio of Czech companies collaborated to create the “F-Bike” flying electric fat tire bicycle. The design team from Duratec (a custom frame builder), Technodat (which provided the 3D modeling tools) and Evektor Aircraft began working together about a year ago to design read more »
Guide Dogs for the Blind, an organization which pairs people with trained dogs, has a training facility in San Rafael, California. A pair of instructors walked on the sidewalk with O’Neil, a Labrador Retriever, when the dog noticed something coming from behind them. You can see O’Neil turn his head at 4 seconds in this read more »
Go here and watch the pretty moving icons representing the location of various buses in San Francisco.
“Bike the Muni Shutdown” makes mainstream news
Google Maps adds live transit updates
Google Maps adds live transit info
Wrong way rider takes umbrage at suggestion to ride on the right side of the road. I was asked to not reveal identities, so I’ll just share this Just Riding Along story without names to protect the identity of the innocent (and the guilty). Friday before last I was commuting home the slightly-scenic route, and read more »