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Author Archives: Richard Masoner

Public workshops for Bay Area Bike Share expansion

Plan New Bike Share Locations Join Bay Area Bike Share for a series of workshops to have your say in where new bike sharing locations will end up in your neighborhood. Each date offers two evening workshops times. You’ll work directly with a Bay Area Bike Share rep to select locations that work for you read more » Continue reading »

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Orange, CA uses GoPro video, seizes cars in bike crash investigation

This is kind of incredible. It all began last December when 22-year-old David Collin Berry of Huntington Beach, CA was just driving along in his Mustang GT 5.0 when he collided with cyclist Alan Lee Darnell. According to Berry, he was driving at only 25 MPH when the cyclist swerved directly in front of him. read more » Continue reading »

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Two cyclist deaths in SF yesterday, another in Pleasanton this morning

Two women were killed while riding bikes in separate hit-and-run collisions in San Francisco yesterday, June 22, 2016. Details and discussion are in this Hoodline summary that collects statements from police, various news sources and a reddit conversation, but the gist of it: Victim #1 in SoMa at 7th and Howard: woman in her 20s read more » Continue reading »

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California Central Coast, single file riding, and the 3 foot law

Remember way back in 2012 when Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California’s second attempt at a three foot passing law? That version of the bill included a provision allowing passing drivers to cross the double yellow line on substandard lane widths when it’s safe to do so, as demonstrated by the passing Nissan SUV in the read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Team Meeting tonight, and a Willow Glen Road Diet update

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition San Jose Team meets tonight in the spacious offices of the All Power Bike Lobby local chapter at 96 North 3rd Street, San Jose CA. The lobby doors close at 6:30 PM so show up before that and follow the other bike hippies to the meeting location on the 3rd read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose traffic alert for an MLM event

VTA warns of transit and traffic delays for the downtown San Jose area this Friday morning, June 24, 2016, when 14,000 people will arrive to fill up the 6,000 available parking spaces within a half mile of the SAP Center for ACN, Inc’s international training event. This volume of people traveling to the SAP Center read more » Continue reading »

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Hydrate or die?

Happy first day of summer, all. I normally poo poo some of the fear-based marketing associated with hydration for outdoor enthusiasts, but biking in 120° Fahrenheit (50° C) weather is no joke. Of the five heat-related fatalities reported since the weekend in Arizona, one was a mountain biker and another was a hiker, all of read more » Continue reading »

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Higher coverage, easier claims for Kryptonite Anti-Theft program

Kryptonite announced longer coverage, higher limits, and web-based registration and claims for their Anti-Theft Protection Offer (ATPO) program today. Kryptonite designs and sells security products for bicycles and motorsports. The ATPO is an optional offer now available for up to five years of coverage on certain u-locks and chains. Before today, Kryptonite’s maximum coverage was read more » Continue reading »

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Cupertino CA: Stevens Creek extension proposal needs your help

The city of Cupertino, CA will decide at their city council meeting on June 21, 2016 the fate of a proposed extension of the Stevens Creek Trail between Homestead and Stevens Creek Boulevard. City council has heard vocal and well-organized NIMBY opposition for this proposed bike route. H/T to Martin Delson, a member of Friends read more » Continue reading »

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Book Review: Bike Snob’s Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual

Bike Snob NYC’s Ultimate Bicycle Owner’s Manual was released at the beginning of May, just in time for Bike Month, and I finally got my grease-stained hands on a copy over a month later for my very personal observance of National Bathroom Readers’ Month. I think most of us understand that when a humorist like read more » Continue reading »

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