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Davis Vanguard
Council Looks to Further Options on Cannery Bike Crossing

May 4, 2016
Council Looks to Further Options on Cannery Bike Crossing

This time there would be no backing down in the face of requests from the Cannery.  Councilmember Lucas Frerichs sent the message early on stating, “I’m not in favor of Option 1, I think we should take another crack at… sitting down with the property owners.” The subcommittee of Lucas Frerichs and Robb Davis...

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Davis Vanguard
Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

The Sierra Club will not be making a Davis City Council endorsement this year “since all candidates were perceived by our management committee as being equally qualified and all did very well in responding to our series of questions.” The Sierra Club assessment of the Davis City Council candidates is as follows: “The Sierra...

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Davis Vanguard
Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

Sierra Club Yolano Group – Davis City Council Candidate Questionnaire, Part Three

The Sierra Club will not be making a Davis City Council endorsement this year “since all candidates were perceived by our management committee as being equally qualified and all did very well in responding to our series of questions.” The Sierra Club assessment of the Davis City Council candidates is as follows: “The Sierra...

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Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Bike Advocates and Others Believe Community Short-Changed on Bike Crossing

May 3, 2016
Commentary: Bike Advocates and Others Believe Community Short-Changed on Bike Crossing

In November 2013, the city council narrowly approved the Cannery project on a 3-2 vote.  A key provision of that project was having grade separated crossings to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid the heavily congested Covell Blvd crossing to the south. The agreement had a grade-separated crossing at the southwest corner of the...

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Selfish bicycle riders need to grow up

Mar 30, 2016

When I complained the other day about bicyclists who feel entitled to take over Sacramento’s crowded sidewalks, a number of riders immediately launched into tales of close calls with dangerous or indifferent drivers. As an occasional rider myself, I sympathize … Continue reading

Game to 100
Selfish bicycle riders need to grow up

Mar 30, 2016

When I complained the other day about bicyclists who feel entitled to take over Sacramento’s crowded sidewalks, a number of riders immediately launched into tales of close calls with dangerous or indifferent drivers. As an occasional rider myself, I sympathize … Continue reading

Game to 100
Get those bikes off crowded Sacramento sidewalks

Mar 28, 2016

I don’t have much use for people who endanger the innocent while gratifying their own desires. But if they are going to do that, I wish they would own up to their self-indulgence instead of rationalizing their reprehensible behavior. What … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Bike Campaign to Reduce Global Warming

Feb 17, 2016
Bike Campaign to Reduce Global Warming

By Maria Contreras Tebbutt Two months ago, 195 nations reached a landmark accord that will commit nearly every country in the world to lowering their planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change. This deal has been hailed as a real game changer and will make a...

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Davis Vanguard
Bicycle ownership drops by half while obesity in California rises by 153%

Bicycle ownership drops by half while obesity in California rises by 153%

A new study released this month reveals a shocking trend: between 1989 and 2012 bicycle ownership declined by half, “from an average PBO of 60% in 1989 to 32% in 2012.” Conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University and published in the Journal of Transport & Health, the study analyzed...

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Davis Vanguard
Are we a Bicycle Friendly City?

Are we a Bicycle Friendly City?

By Maria Contreras Tebbutt Did you know that the City of Davis has considered applying for Bicycle Friendly Business status, a National Certification from the League of American Bicyclists? What does this mean to you?  Do you know where the bike racks are at your place of work?  Would you leave your bike there...

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