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Bike Safety

What Comes After One Million?

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

By 2025, we want Americans to take five times the number of bike rides each year that we make today. For this to happen, bike infrastructure will need to improve. We'll need five times the current number of protected bike lanes.

There's Been A Rise In Bike Fatalities, But That's Not The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

A report released Monday by the Governors Highway Safety Association stated the number of bike fatalities in the U.S. increased 16 percent from 2010 t...

Why Those Rumors About Ditching Your Bike Helmet Just Aren't True

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Your mom and dad were onto something when they strapped on a helmet, took off your training wheels and sent you teetering along on your new ride. Desp...

6 Lessons I Learned On My First Cycling Trip

Abigail Wise | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Abigail Wise

I'm not a cyclist. Which is why my 400-mile bike trip was more of a learning experience than the athletic endeavor I'd imagined when I agreed to ride from Manhattan to Montreal. But from the four flat tires, two skinned knees, poison ivy and collection of nasty bruises, I learned some valuable lessons about the sport.

This Might Be The Most Hipster Item Of Clothing Ever

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.19.2014 | Style

What’s more cliché hipster than biking to work in a plaid shirt? Biking to work in a plaid shirt with sewn-in reflective stripes. San Franci...

Driver Allegedly Hits Cyclists On Purpose At Bike Safety Event

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.29.2014 | Weird News

Hawaii’s movement to increase bike safety awareness momentarily hit the brakes on Sunday, when a raging, allegedly drunk (or otherwise impaired) dri...

Bicycling Under the Influence: What's the Harm?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

The laws against drunk driving are fairly clear. Most people know the dangers and have seen the campaigns warning the public of the consequences. But what about bicycling under the influence?

The Gorilla in the Room

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

When a moving 4,000-pound car hits a moving 25-pound bike, the outcome is always ugly. When a 180-pound bike rider slaps the hood of a nearby car in frustration, the outcome is usually ugly, too (though hardly of the same magnitude as a collision).

It's Dangerous to Chase the Moon: 9 Things Every Cyclist Should Know

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

On the way back I was reminded of how little regard both motorists and pedestrians have for cyclists. These near misses and behaviors motivated me to highlight the following safety reminders for cyclists maneuvering in a city yet to fully embrace our presence on the road.

Why No Helmet Requirement For Citi Bikes?

AP | BETHAN McKERNAN | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — In a city where the mayor is often portrayed as a protective nanny, restricting cigarettes, fatty foods and sugary drinks, there is a...

Aaron Sankin

Meet The Future Of Cycling | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.27.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco's Department of Public Health had a problem: the only thing growing faster than the number of bikers pedaling though the city's streets ...

Parent Alert: Tips for Keeping Your Children Safe this Summer

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Summer is full of activities that your child should enjoy to the fullest. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of injuries, and no parent wants their child to end up in the emergency room.

Tonight: Ride Of Silence Honors Cyclist Victims

Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 07.15.2013 | Miami

Dozens of cyclists will hear these words before they take to the streets Wednesday night: "The dark sunglasses cover our tears, Remembering those we h...

Bike Safety: We Require a Revision of the Basics

Jack Cahn | Posted 10.12.2012 | Teen
Jack Cahn

Jack Cahn was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was an early summer morning, and a reckless driver was in a hurry. She made an illegal turn and slammed him off his bike. A crowd of people encircled him as the driver sped away, marking a classic hit-and-run.

Fifteen Minutes of Fun... And a Lot More; Now Is the Time to Get Ready to Bike to School

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Blumenthal

Riding my bike to school was one of the best things about fifth grade; I just didn't realize it then. As a 10-year-old, I wasn't thinking about how biking helped me stay thin and healthy, be more alert in class, or contribute to reduced road congestion and air pollution.

HUH!? Swedish Designers Invent 'Invisible' Bike Helmet

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Small Business

Finally a bike helmet that won't ruin your hair. After 7 years of what appears to be intense technical research involving a lot of simulated car c...

City Considering Making Bike Helmets Mandatory (POLL)

Posted 05.31.2012 | New York

City Council members are considering a new bill requiring all New York City bikers to wear helmets. The proposal was introduced by Councilman David...

Cyclist Who Killed Pedestrian: 'I Just Plowed Through The Crosswalk'

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.06.2012 | San Francisco

Following a post that surfaced on an online forum, officials from the city's District Attorney's office are considering pressing charges against a bic...

A Cyclist's Departure

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

Aaron Cohen has been wrenched from our lives. And the sense of loss is overwhelming. Was the tragedy avoidable? I don't rightly know, but I know we didn't try hard enough to avoid it.

Should City's Cyclists Be Licensed To Ride?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) confronted Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein during a budget hearing Wednesday about his frustrations with unsafe cyclin...

FLASHBACK: Bike Safety Rap

Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

Hey gang, listen up! We've got some important news for you! We know you kids like to spend your time indoors with your Pound Puppies and ColecoVisi...

Free Bike Helmets! Berkeley Gives A Present To EVERY Resident

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

Biking has a lot of advantages—it's great exercise, and your average Schwinn gets infinitely better gas mileage than even the most Prius-y Prius. ...

On the Road, Can't We All Just Get Along?

David Murphy | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Drivers vs. bicyclists, car lovers vs. bike activists. A multi-modal holy war. An exaggeration? Of course. But sadly, the casualties and even fatalities on our roads are all too real.

Bikers vs. Drivers vs. Pedestrians: The War Wages On

Keith Ecker | Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

For Chicago bike riders, there is one rule of the road: bikers are always right. At least that's the impression you get from many in the cyclist community.

Pedestrian Hit By Cyclist Dies

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

A woman who was hit by a bicyclist while walking though a crosswalk at the intersection of Mission Street and The Embarcadero has died. The pedestr...