Posts tagged "Safe Cycling"

Perspectives on Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities:The Role of Education and Law

Perspectives on Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities:The Role of Education and Law
This is the third installment in a three-part series by guest author, John Brooking, a CyclingSavvy instructor.  (Part One and Part Two) In the last installment, we looked at problems with bike lanes in the door zone of parked cars and at intersections. National cycling education such as CyclingSavvy and Smart Cycling consistently teach active... Read more »

Perspectives on Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities: Infrastructure and the Rules of the Road

Figure 1: Destination positioning at intersections means that the following configuration of general travel lanes would be a poor design, and not something any traffic engineer would do. (Courtesy of Dan Gutierrez)
This is the second installment in a three-part series by guest author, John Brooking (read part one here); The rules of the road for general traffic have been in development for about 100 years now. One of the earliest pioneers of traffic law was William Phelps Eno, who started writing the first traffic rules for... Read more »

Perspectives on Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities: Bicyclist Rights

Perspectives on Chicago Bicyclist Fatalities: Bicyclist Rights
This is the first in a three-part series by guest author, John Brooking; Hello, Chicago. I’m writing to you from Portland, Maine. (Yes, “the other Portland”, land of lobster and lighthouses.) I’ve been a year-round bike commuter here for over 10 years. Brent invited me to write this series of guest columns based on a... Read more »
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