Fort Collins, Colorado is currently debating implementing the “Idaho Stop Law” as it’s called where bike riders may treat stop signs as yield signs when the intersection is completely clear of traffic. Read about the push for the stop-as-yield policy in the Coloradoan in this August 2013 article, outlining the for and against sides of the Fort Collins arguement. At least one columnist isn’t in favor of the porposed change in law, reportedly because she is more fearful of cyclists than cars on her commute to work, a definite leap in logic given the numbers of riders injured or killed by cars as compared to fellow cyclists. That said, there are two sides to the stop-as-yield policy and it’s worth following along to see how it plays out, especially for advocates that hope to implement (or prevent) stop-as-yield policies in their locale.
Learn more about the 1982 Idaho Stop Law in Urban Velo #17, Pulling Out The Stops.
The Alliance For Biking and Walking is holding a summer photo contest where you could walk away with a Tern folding bike. Open until August 31, the contest is looking for the best images that capture summer time biking enjoyment to boost the colletion of photos for potential future Alliance use. All images will be added to the Alliance’s image bank, with all rights granted to the Alliance upon upload. See full contest details at: www.peoplepoweredmovement.com
Cleveland’s Newsnet5 is reporting on various cycling improvements to expect this summer, including bike boxes with covered parking, new bike lanes, a second bike to work day, and a large-scale PSA campaign about safe road sharing.
The bike parking facilities are made from old cargo containers and customized by Rustbelt Welding. They can hold up to 23 bikes depending on the design.
“Ride Together” is a Bike Cleveland bike safety public awareness campaign launching in July.
The campaign was developed by Dix & Eaton and will be launched through bus wraps, bumper stickers, posters, billboards, viral video PSAs and radio PSAs. The goal of the campaign is to raise the awareness of bicycling and improve the safety of cyclist.
“As we see more and more people on bikes across Greater Cleveland it is important to keep for cyclists and motorists to cooperate on the roads,” said Jacob VanSickle of Bike Cleveland. “(T)his campaign will educate and encourage motorists and cyclists to ride together. ”
Read the entire article at: www.newsnet5.com