Bicycling

Davis Vanguard
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

Nov 22, 2014
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

While we applaud the Davis City Council for looking towards better conflict resolution models, with regards to safety concerns on B Street, it would appear we need to start with properly and adequately diagnosing the problem. Yesterday morning after writing on the council meeting, I drove the route a few times. One of the...

Davis Vanguard
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

Nov 21, 2014
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

While an overwhelming number of resident expressed concerns about the safety risks involved with the parking configurations along B Street between 7th and 8th, the city council pulled back to take a more community dialogue based approach on Tuesday night. Councilmember Brett Lee said, “I think there is an issue on B St between...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: As City Upgrades Bicycling Infrastructure, Concerns About Safety and Conduct Continue

Nov 13, 2014

Davis has long been known as a bicycling mecca, it houses the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, and it continues to move toward “Beyond Platinum Status.” At the same time, Davis has finally finished renovations to make major east-west arterial Fifth Street more accessible to bikes, and is spending several millions on bike lane...

The Sacramento Bee
Cell phones help Roseville police recover stolen bike

A quick-thinking theft victim and some smart cops with smartphones helped recover a stolen bike in Roseville. The episode began about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Cirby Way when a woman saw somebody riding away with a bike she had borrowed ...

The Sacramento Bee
Pedestrian hit by cyclist files $3.5 million claim against Sacramento city

A midtown Sacramento resident who was seriously injured when struck by a cyclist earlier this year has filed a $3.5 million claim against the city, saying the city’s bicycling law is confusing and is creating a dangerous situation.

Hilary Abramson was struck from behind by a bicyclist while walking on the...

The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown signs bill for bike lane fee

Sep 21, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would allow local voters to consider a yearly fee on vehicle registrations to build bike lanes, bike lockers and other bicycle facilities. Without comment, the Democratic governor approved Senate Bill 1183 by...

The Sacramento Bee
Three-foot buffer law for cyclists now in effect

As of Tuesday, California law requires drivers to give cyclists 36 inches of elbow room or face citation. But Sacramento area law enforcement officials said they don’t expect the new statute to produce a bout of ticket writing.

Sacramento police and local California Highway Patrol representatives said they plan a case-by-case...

The Sacramento Bee
New California cycling law goes into effect

The California Highway Patrol points out that the new state law requiring drivers to give cyclists 3 feet of space when passing goes into effect today.

If drivers don’t have 3 feet of space to give, they must slow and pass when no danger is present, the CHP said.

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Davis Vanguard
Disconnect Between Bicycling Priorities and Infrastructure on East Covell

Sep 16, 2014
Disconnect Between Bicycling Priorities and Infrastructure on East Covell

  The city of Davis concurrent with the Cannery development commissioned a $25,000 East Covell Corridor Plan in late 2012. Interestingly enough, East Covell is probably the least “Davis” street system we have but the city sought “the perspective of a consultant that could offer a nontraditional and expert opinion of optimal transportation design...

Game to 100
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

Sep 15, 2014
Pleasant bike ride turns threatening

The scene unfolded like a silent movie. I was riding my bike on Third Street near S Street in downtown Sacramento Friday morning, a transitional area near the freeway where state offices give way to modest homes. It saw two … Continue reading

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