Posts tagged "League of American Bicyclists"

A cease fire in the War on Cars?

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It’s that time of year again. Sunny skies. Warmer temperatures. Longer days. Leaves on trees. Singing birds. And swarms of pesky, annoying, unavoidable… bicyclists. It’s only a matter of time – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – before a perturbed columnist has had enough of being inconvenienced by these slow-moving scofflaws and takes to his... Read more »

Protected Bike Lanes and the Demand for Cyclist Education

Protected Bike Lanes and the Demand for Cyclist Education
Yesterday’s post, Who Is Against Protected Bike Lanes, garnered a record amount of page views and kicked off the usual comments string.  Yes, there are a lot of annoying city cyclists out there… I won’t even attempt to defend their actions.  I drive about 15 times as many miles per year as I ride my... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Biking Stories You May Have Missed

Here’s a quick summary of bicycling-related stories you may have missed: Illinois’ Dead Red Stoplight Law now in effect!  If you are riding anywhere in the state outside the city limits of Chicago, you may now legally proceed through a red light (traffic permitting) after waiting 120 seconds for the light to change.  This law... Read more »
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Two Days Left of Bike Month - Did You Ride as Much as You Wanted to?

It’s hard to believe that National Bike Month is drawing to an end in two days. With all of its official events – Bike to Work Day, Bike to School Day, Ride of Silence, Bike The Drive, Bike to Work Week – as well as the unofficial ones generated spontaneously by beautiful weekend weather, there... Read more »

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action
Tonight marks the 10th Annual Ride of Silence happening in communities throughout all 50 states and abroad.  I encourage ALL cyclists to make the effort to ride with us in honor of those who have fallen while silently demonstrating our right to share the road. I have written about the importance of the ride here... Read more »

Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!

Public Support for Bicycling Infrastructure is Growing!
As you can see from America Bikes’ infographic above, public support for bicycling infrastructure investment is growing in the United States. Interestingly, this support transcends political affiliation and the urban versus exurban debate.  The average American, when asked specifically, has indicated that he or she views bicycling favorably and believes that our Federal government should... Read more »
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Will Your Child's School Be Participating in Bike to School Day on May 9th?

Will Your Child's School Be Participating in Bike to School Day on May 9th?
This coming Wednesday, May 9th, is the first ever Bike to School Day. Organized and promoted by The National Center for Safe Routes to School and the League of American Bicyclists, this National Bike Month event seeks to emulate the success of Walk to School Day in October. Do you know if your child’s school... Read more »

Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Latest News

Here’s what’s happening this weekend: Friday, April 27th:  Critical Mass, Daley Plaza, 6pm – 11pm. Saturday, April 28th:  Great Western Trails and Prairie Path Cleanup Day, various trailhead locations, all day, rain or shine.  Bring a pair of gloves, some trash bags, and a cart to haul all the garbage out with you and join... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review
I would love to hear from any of you participating in 30 Days of Biking – especially on uninspiring days like yesterday with high winds and low temps (I barely made 7 miles). Had it not been for my commitment to riding every day in April, I would have been content just to read all... Read more »
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60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »