Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

March 2, 2011
by julie
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Bicycle Facilities, Best Practices & Reluctant Cyclists

I’ve previously written about the challenge of getting the 60% of would-be cyclists who are “Interested but Concerned” onto bicycles more frequently and as users of bicycles for transport. I’ve also written about the design issues associated with bicycle facilities … Continue reading

February 23, 2011
by julie
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Alabama: Op-Ed on Cyclist Safety

One legislative priority for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota this year is to increase penalties for injury accidents against cyclists and pedestrians. Proposed laws in Minnesota step up existing penalties. On the plus side, Minnesota often will charge people under … Continue reading

February 11, 2011
by julie
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Myths & Facts: Transport Funding

With new legislatures and a new Congress in session, it’s a fine season to review some of the myths and truths of transportation funding and bicycle advocacy. Myth: Roads are paid for via user fees, so bicyclists are getting free … Continue reading

February 9, 2011
by julie
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McCain Takes Aim At Airport Bicycle Parking

Legislation often has weird clauses, but this one is super-weird. The most excellent StreetsBlog reports that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) inserted a stipulation in the federal aviation reauthorization (SB 223) that could bar airports from using passenger facility charges for … Continue reading

January 26, 2011
by julie

The Fallacy of ‘Riding to the Right’

Per Minnesota Statute 169.222, “every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.” Several exception cases are codified in the statute. As a unit, here is … Continue reading