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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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How Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Intends to Help Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The city of Brotherly Love has had a problem for quite some time – traffic-related accidents. The city suffers over 100 traffic-related fatalities a year, and for quite awhile now, no one has been doing anything about it. However, its new Vision Zero action plan intends to completely eliminate traffic fatalities by 2030. While this […]

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Bicycling on Sidewalks

Posted on: Friday, December 8th, 2017

The San Diego Union Tribune recently reported that it is commonly thought that sidewalk bicycling is always illegal. In reality, however, only 4 cities in San Diego County – Escondido, Carlsbad, Vista, and National City – have forbidden bicycling on sidewalks. In fact, looking nationwide, laws vary wildly on whether bicycling on sidewalks is allowed, prohibited, or completely […]

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Illinois Passes New Law On How to Safely Pass Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Thanks to cycling advocacy groups throughout the state, Illinois will now have a new law for motorists that will not only help to improve cyclist safety but improves traffic flow as well. This law comes after years of motorist likely unknowingly breaking traffic laws or just putting cyclists in danger because they simply don’t know […]

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