Night with the Archivist — Bicycling

From the SF Bicycle Coalition:

Join our staff archivists for a special peek into the CHS collection. May is National Bike Month and to celebrate, materials on bicycling and California bicycling clubs will be pulled from the collection for this one night only viewing. View colorful and creative flyers, postcards, advertisements, maps of bicycle routes, and historic photos on cycling California

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KTVU Reporter Documents Own Harassment of Cyclists

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Last week, KTVU 2 reporter David Stevenson drove down Valencia Street, yelling at bicycle riders through the window of his motor vehicle, asking where their helmets were. He even brought a camera crew to film it — oddly enough, in the name of bicycle safety. “As twilight descends,” Stevenson told viewers, “the most vulnerable of […]

Sup. Breed Backs Idaho’s Common-Sense Law: Let Bikes Yield at Stop Signs

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Updated at 1:04 p.m. with comments from Dave Snyder of the California Bicycle Coalition. Supervisor London Breed has come out as the first known elected official in San Francisco to publicly support a sensible change to California traffic law: allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs. Breed voiced her position today in today’s […]

Detailed Polk Street Designs: Plans for Safe Bicycling Still “Lackluster”

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The SFMTA and the Planning Department presented detailed plans for Polk Street at the project’s final open house meeting yesterday. The new aspects include specific locations of bulb-outs, dedicated bicycle signals, left turn prohibitions, loading zones, and new trees and landscaping. Plans to improve bicycle infrastructure are still composed of a mix of protected, buffered, […]

CA Bike Coalition Refutes CHP’s Claims About 3-Foot Passing Law

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This article is re-published with permission from the California Bicycle Coalition blog. Update: Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the 3-foot passing bill. His statement can be found here [PDF].  The California Bicycle Coalition has compiled evidence showing that 3-foot-passing laws haven’t had any negative impacts on traffic flows in other states that have enacted these […]