Submitted by CATSIP on Wed, 2013-05-22 12:56
After the Bike Month festivities end, ChangeLab Solutions in Oakland, CA, has a simple infographic showing 4 areas that will help making bicycling more attractive, safer and more feasible for a larger number of people.
Submitted by CATSIP on Fri, 2013-05-17 15:51
San Diego - a bicycle friendly city (many opportunities for improvement)
Thanks to Bike San Diego for posting this brief, but clear report from a recent grand jury empanelled to evaluate bicycle policies in the City of San Diego.
Submitted by CATSIP on Wed, 2013-05-15 12:19
California uses loop detectors for bicycles (as opposed to pucks), along with a little stencil to show bicyclists where to position their bikes in order to be detected. For a number of reasons, these detectors don't always accomplish what they are intended to do. A huge problem is that many if not most bicyclists don't know they are there or don't understand how they work. I've been told that the magnet in the pavement will detect a bike from the steel in the chain or the steel in the spokes, even if the bike frame itself is aluminum or some other non-steel material.
Submitted by CATSIP on Tue, 2013-05-14 14:34
Submitted by CATSIP on Tue, 2013-05-14 13:02
The information has been developed specifically for bicyclists and motorists sharing California highways. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) promotes public safety by continuing its commitment to inspiring generations of safe bicyclists. In addition to bicycle safety, DMV also connects the bicycle community with the Caltrans Bike Program and a summary of Codes & Laws related to the operation of bicycles.
Submitted by CATSIP on Thu, 2013-05-02 09:24
The League of American Cyclists listed California as #19 in terms of how bicycle-friendly it is, behind states such as Arizona, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia, to name a few. Here are the League's recommendations to improve its ranking:
Submitted by CATSIP on Wed, 2013-05-01 13:09
Caltrans has awarded this year's Bicycle Transportation Account projects to cities located in 20 of California's 58 counties, for a total of nearly $12 million in Caltrans funding, with another $4.7 million in local contributions. The Caltrans website has a page describing the requirements for applicants to the BTA.
Submitted by CATSIP on Tue, 2013-04-16 16:38
The Green Lane Project Wants to Hear from You
This is a program of the Bikes Belong Foundation.
As part of a broader effort to encourage bike lane creation while working with San Francisco and five other cities in the U.S., the Green Lane Projecct is gathering information about planners' experiences in designing and implementing urban bike facilities.
The Project is trying to determine
Submitted by CATSIP on Wed, 2013-04-10 09:23
The Better Streets San Francisco program has launched a new website. This is a great resource for San Francisco residents to learn about the process for securing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements. While its focus is San Francisco, it has many detailed design guides and analyses of general situations that can apply to other locales.
Submitted by CATSIP on Thu, 2013-04-04 11:41
366,726,840 images and counting
That is the number of automatically captured images stored in the AMOS database at Washington University in St. Louis.