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Month: March 2018

Are Streetcar Tracks an Accident Waiting to Happen for Cyclists?

Posted on: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

There has been some controversy coming from the cyclists of Seattle that the streetcar tracks in the city are a “death trap” to city cyclists. Most notably of the story was the death of a young behavioral neuroscientist that was cycling through the city only to be launched from her bike due to the First […]

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What is the Most Effective Hi-Vis Wear for Cyclists?

Posted on: Friday, March 16th, 2018

For those who have to, or at least enjoy to cycle at night, then getting through traffic is not such a worry. Instead, your worry is about being seen by all the cars that come up behind you. However, many cyclists have a pretty complicated relationship with hi-res clothing. Not only is it terribly unfashionable, […]

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Is Bicycle-to-Vehicle Communication the Way of the Future?

Posted on: Friday, March 16th, 2018

Announced at CES, a collaboration by Trek Bicycle, Ford Motor Company, and Tome Software has decided to tackle the rising rate of cyclist fatalities by creating a bicycle-to-vehicle communication system. There have been great strides in V2V or vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems such as the ability for cars to stop if it senses the other vehicle […]

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California’s “Idaho Stop” Bill Enters Pilot Program

Posted on: Friday, March 9th, 2018

The bipartisan bill presented to California that could bring the “Idaho Stop,” or the ability for cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs have received a lot of attention. However, instead of trying to force the bill through or negotiating their way to a yes, for now, the authors have settled on another way […]

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State of Illinois To Allow Motorists to Pass Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

According to the Chicago Tribune, bike laws will be changing in the state of Illinois just in time for the new year. House Bill 1784 goes into effect on January 1, 2018 and will allow a motorist to “overtake and pass to the left of a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on a portion of […]

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