A great place to start to find in-town biking resources in our community is the Centre Region Planning Agency — they have local bike route maps, tips for staying safe on town roads, and current plans for road improvements: http://www.crcog.net/bikes WantRead More
News out of Jefferson County, Colorado is that the Jefferson County Commisioners are hoping to propose state legislation to allow individual counties in that state to ban bikes from roads they deem unsafe for cycling.Read More
Bike helmets represent perhaps the highest volume of religious cycling discussion, enough so that parody sites have been erected in their honor. Helmet debate spans the globe as is evidenced by the fact that the Danish Socialist People’s Party introduced compulsory helmet legislation which was then defeated in parliament.Read More
Australia is cracking down on scofflaw cyclists by introducing new legislation that increases penalties for behavior that violates traffic laws and/or results in property damage or personal injury.
So what are Australian cyclists in for when in violation?Read More
ANN ARBOR, Mich., – Studies have shown wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle reduces one’s risk of death by more than 50 percent, yet every three days, a child in the United States is killed while riding a bicycle, and every day at least 100 children are treated in emergency rooms due to bicycle-related head injuries.Read More
As reported in the May 30 CDT, Ferguson township has received a $3 million state grant to connect Old Gatesburg Road with Blue Course Drive. The grant was offered via the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative and Safe Rides to Schools programs.
The initial report states that extension will feature an off lane bike path (likely similar to the existing Science Park Road path). Also noted was that Benner/Spring rail-trail and Millbrook Marsh bikeway projects were also in consideration.Read More
Matthew Modine (yes, the actor and founder of Bicycle For A Day) has penned a condemnation of modern automobile society, urging everyone to get back to bicycling.
I am often asked, “Why do you love bicycles?” For a few reasons, but mostly because I am in love with self-propulsion and self-motivation. I love finding solutions to problems and I want to leave the world in better condition than when I arrived. For too long we’ve behaved as if the resources of our world are infinite. They are not. They are finite. The disappearing species around the globe should be a canary in the coal mine for all of us.
Google put out a press release yesterday about one of their Street View trikes. They must be newly in use in Europe as the Street View trikes have been seen out and about in the US already. Google stopped by RBR with one some months ago looking for a tune up.Read More
A small community in Germany has decided to live a nearly car-free life and are finding success doing so, according to an article in The New York Times.Read More