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Protected Bike Lanes: The Infographics!

As someone who is more than peevish when it comes to biking (for good reason — I have crashed my bike into fences and the like just from being a space cadet), my routes generally revolve around empty streets and protected bike lanes. Hence, I am pleased to learn that protected lanes are on the […]

May 21st

Bikesharing Riders Get In Far Fewer Crashes

A new study conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute has found that bikeshare riders get in far fewer crashes and collisions than other cyclists. Somewhat amazingly, there is actually yet to be a single death in the US that occurred during the utilization of a bikeshare service here. Considering that cyclist deaths are not exactly uncommon […]

May 19th

Bikeshare Riders Cycle Safer

According to research conducted by Mineta Transportation Institute(MTI),  bikeshare riders are actually safer cyclists. A recent article on Curbed.com reported that MTI found a lower accident rate for cyclists using a bikesharing program compared to other ‘regular’ cyclists. The institute’s peer-reviewed report, Bikesharing and Bicycle Safety, utilized interviews, long-term data and focus groups to research […]

March 31st

Pedestrian Fatalities Increase in 2015

In a disturbing trend, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) expects to find a 10% increase in pedestrian fatalities in 2015 according to preliminary data. This represents the largest increase since such data collection began in 1975, which has ranged from a 10.5% decrease to an 8.1% increase. In the annual GHSA Spotlight on Highway […]

March 29th

Extended Commuting & Its Effects

How much does your commute cost you? Not simply in terms of money spent on whichever form of transportation you choose, but in terms of time spent. It has been said that ‘time is money’ and if this is to be believed, tons of money is squandered everyday between home and work. Washington Post’s Wonkblog […]

March 17th

Spain Tops World in Bicycle Count Growth

A company that has been making headlines lately, Eco-Counter, has once again released some intriguing data for cycle enthusiasts. The French firm recently unveiled its “2015 Eco-Counter Worldwide Cycling Index” which details statistics pertaining to the increasing total global bike count. It seems, according to nextcity.org and the company’s approximately 1,500 counters, that Spain is […]

March 17th

Eco-Counter Records Bicycle Count Growth

Eco-Counter, a French business firm that has installed 12,000 automated people counters worldwide to measure bike and foot traffic, has recorded 3 years worth of data showing the bike ‘population’ growing at a rate that is actually faster than the human population. Peopleforbikes.org recently reported that the ‘global bike count has been rising 5 times […]

March 17th