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Michigan Needs Better Cycling Laws
Jan 13, 2017

After two years of a dramatic increase of bicyclists killed by car crashes in Michigan, there is a clear connection between these deaths and the lack of laws to protect cyclists.

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DC Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act
Jan 12, 2017

In 2016, the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) was a standout group in their unrelenting advocacy work to push forward the Motor Vehicle Collision Recovery Act protecting all vulnerable road users.

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Ellens Law Bike Law Canada
Jan 10, 2017

Update:  ‘Ellen’s law’ gets endorsement from Saint John city council

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Jun 17, 2016

In light of the Kalamazoo, Michigan tragedy, it’s so easy to focus on what’s wrong with the world. Several similar incidents this year have hit too close to home. Some friends in North Carolina were also run down in group.  As were clients in in North Augusta, SC.  As our community grows, we experience more […]

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Louisiana VRU Law Defeated Today
Jun 02, 2016

*** 2d UPDATE, June 5, 2016, noon *** A cyclist emailed Havard to ask him to change his anti-bike position; Havard responded.  His parents not only taught Havard “not to play in the road,” they apparently taught him when you are in a hole, keep on diggin’! We invite you to let him know how […]

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May 15, 2016

Here’s a video of an off-duty Charleston police officer confronting a cyclist (who had been cycling against traffic on a one-way street), preventing him from leaving, and getting physical and ultimately schooled.  The officer is currently on administrative leave pending investigation. There’s a lot to discuss. We often get complaints from cyclists harassed by police […]

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May 05, 2016

Despite a visionary mayor for decades and a promising new one for months, and despite great weather, an urban core, and flat topography, Charleston is a horrible, unsafe place to ride a bike.  Our city leaders — so good on many issues — have completely failed to plan for transportation. But more and more of […]

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Apr 21, 2016

  There are things the world needs less of.  Poverty.  Traffic.  Condominiums. Bike shops would not make the list.  Fixers and sellers of bicycles are folks who only the most irascible curmudgeon would wish to see fewer in number.  Yet, battle lines have been drawn in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood between the owners of high […]

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Mar 08, 2016

Recently in Toronto, a young skateboarder was run down and killed when a taxi driver intentionally smashed his taxi into him. The driver was sentenced to four years.  The sentence has been criticized by some as too stiff, and the lawyer for the taxi driver is appealing the penalty. Here’s the video.  Watch as the […]

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Feb 19, 2016

I’ve had a good laugh at those ridiculous anti-biking bills that have been circulating on Facebook. All you can do is shake your head in disbelief, cringe a little and shrug it off. It’s like watching a spectacular belly flop from the high dive. First up is that asinine law proposed by Rep. Jay Houghton of […]

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Door Zone--Bike Law Image
Feb 18, 2016

Dooring crashes.  You know the danger if you live in any U.S. or Canadian city where older roads have been retrofitted with bike lanes. Those bike facilities are often shoehorned into the space next to car parking. When car passengers open their door without looking, they can hit passing bikers. Here’s how Daniel Flanzig, a […]

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Feb 15, 2016

Tennessee bicyclists, take note: a bill being considered by your lawmakers could wipe out funding for biking and bike facilities. The bill with the potential to cause the most damage is HB 1650. (A related Senate bill is SB 1760.) The House Transportation Subcommittee has it scheduled for consideration this Wednesday (Feb. 17). What is […]

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