Bicycling

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

Davis Vanguard
Are There Still Bicycle Concerns on Fifth Street?

Sep 12, 2014
Are There Still Bicycle Concerns on Fifth Street?

Overall the reaction to the Fifth Street Redesign has been positive, with the caveat that we have not yet seen it in action at peak hours with UC Davis in session. However, there have been some noted concerns and the city will need to address them either through tweaks or through some sort of...

The Sacramento Bee
West Sacramento embraces cyclocross

Big-time cyclocross is coming to West Sacramento on Saturday, and if many of you are not exactly excited about this – or even know what we’re talking about – don’t feel bad.

The organizers already anticipated that. And you’re their target audience.

“Cyclocross is a niche sport within...

The Sacramento Bee
New California cycling law goes into effect

State road safety officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for children on bikes with the start of the new school year. The California Highway Patrol also points out that the new state law requiring drivers to give cyclists 3 feet of space when passing goes into effect Sept. 16.

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The Sacramento Bee
116-mile Tahoe-area bike trail wins award

A Reno-based group helping to build a 116-mile bike trail in Nevada and California will be honored todaywith a federal Green Transportation Award.

Decades in the making by numerous jurisdictions, the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway runs along the Truckee River from where the river exits Lake Tahoe, through Truckee and Reno and on...

Game to 100
Get bikes off city sidewalks

Aug 18, 2014

Imagine this scenario: A guy’s walking on a crowded Sacramento sidewalk and decides to take a leak. He does his business and splashes a few pedestrians in the process. When a cop confronts him, the guy says he has a … Continue reading

The Sacramento Bee
Cyclist seeks place to crash, in a good way, via free lodging network

A couple of aspects of this shower were worth noting.

Without a modern, drought-savvy showerhead, the geyser descended on me like an aggressive scalp massage as steam filled the stall, fogging up the already opaque curtain hanging in the frame like a pair of ill-fitting pants.

Then...

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