To wear a helmet or not to wear a helmet, that is the question. And it is one that is increasingly being asked as of late. The rate of biking in America has long been on the rise, with millions of Americans picking up cycling as a regular habit over the last few years. However,
Washington state recently passed a law that allows bicyclists to yield at a stop sign instead of coming to a full stop. Though this might seem counter-intuitive, studies and a proven track-record in other states with similar laws indicate it could be a great move for bicyclist safety. Washington’s New Law Washington’s Safety Stop bill
Electric bikes are all the rage. They are flying off shelves and the market is expected to continue to grow. Many see these bikes as a compromise between a slower traditional bike and an electric scooter. Electric bikes seem to fill a void left open by these other two modes of transportation. As with all
For many, bike riding is a fun, healthy, and safe activity. Communities all over the country are working to make it safer for bicyclists by building bike lanes and integrating bike paths in their communities. This is true for many, but not for all. For people of color, cycling is more hazardous in more ways
More and more countries are loosening their coronavirus lockdown restrictions. While this news is terrific, there is a new problem on the horizon, and leaders must address it immediately. With relaxed lockdown rules, people are returning to their regular routines, and countries are experiencing lengthy traffic congestion worse than the pre-pandemic era. From Austin to
Bicycling is a popular and eco-friendly mode of transportation in Los Angeles and nationwide. Unfortunately, the popularity of cycling means that even more people are at risk of being injured in a bike accident. Legislators have taken notice and are coming up with creative ways to ensure that cycling is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Are painted bicycle lanes enough to keep bicyclists safe? No, according to a new study. In fact, painted bike lanes might actually make roads more dangerous for bike riders. Why? Drivers may have a false sense of security when they see painted bike lanes. They may mistakenly believe that the painted line somehow protects the
For nearly a decade, the number of bicycle accident deaths declined. However, recent studies show that bicycle accident deaths are increasing. In fact, fatal bike accidents are outpacing all other traffic-related deaths. In other words, it’s a dangerous time to ride a bike in the United States. Statistics reported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association