Too often the death of a cyclist at the hands of a driver is labeled an “accident”, even when the driver is at fault and faces penalties.
Lloyd Alter of Treehugger takes a look at the language used in the media and how it shapes public perception of cycling.
Streetfilms has released it’s latest, and final, dispatch from Amsterdam, and provides a nice cross-section of commentary and how-to from the City of Bikes.
Some of the major themes the film touches on are how the city rejected car culture in the 1970s as traffic deaths were mounting, how the bike system is not a jumbled pile of chaos as it appears to tourists, and how despite all the bikes, the city doesn’t really have much of a “bike culture”.
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The roads in the East County region outside San Diego are some of the most beautiful anywhere, and naturally they are popular with cyclists. But someone isn’t too happy about their presence, and has posted a sign on private property condoning hitting cyclists.
ABC 10 News in San Diego picks up the story from here:Tweet Print
Today, the League of American Bicyclists announced 91 new Bicycle Friendly Businesses (BFB) from across the country, extending the program to 43 states and Washington, D.C. Rotating Mass Media, our parent company we share with our mountain bike magazine, Dirt Rag, joins 90 other businesses as 2013 awardees. These new awardees join a trendsetting group of more than 600 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace. Read the full storyTweet Print
The Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announced that AASHTO’s Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved U.S. Bike Route 50 in Maryland, which follows the C&O Canal Towpath, and U.S. Bike Route 23 in Tennessee.Tweet Print