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



LA Times Opposes CA Helmet Law, But Gets One Point Wrong

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times wrote a mostly thoughtful editorial against Senate Bill 192, Carol Liu’s proposed mandatory helmet law for bicyclists. In the Times’ opinion, there isn’t enough evidence to show that helmets make bicycle riders safer to justify changing the law. Hear, hear. One thing the editorial board didn’t get right: saying that “many of […]

California Bike Coalition Seeks More Representative Caltrans Standards

The following is being republished from the monthly newsletter of the California Bicycle Coalition. When bicycling facilities help people feel safer, more people of all ages and abilities ride bikes. Yet the current statewide design standards keep California cities from building the kind of facilities envisioned by the Urban Bikeways Design Guide released earlier this […]

“Bicycling Is Healthy” — So How Do We Encourage It?

Today, a bit of a Transatlantic love on the Streetsblog Network, as Copenhagenize posts about a new paper on how to increase bicycling rates from Rutgers urban planning prof John Pucher. Copenhagenize’s Mikael Colville-Andersen writes: Rutgers urban planning professor John Pucher’s new paper talks about ways to increase the use of bicycles. The newest paper […]