Bicycling

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

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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

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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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Davis Vanguard
Biking to School By Themselves

Oct 19, 2015
Biking to School By Themselves

by Michelle Millet In August, with my daughter entering sixth grade and my son entering third, I decided this would be the year my kids started to make the bike ride from our house in South Davis to Birch Lane Elementary School, all on their own. A neighbor, learning about my plan, asked if...

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Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: Cars, Follow the Law

Oct 4, 2015
Sunday Commentary: Cars, Follow the Law

I see a recent letter to the editor imploring bikes to follow the law. The complaints are noted, with many bicyclists flaunting traffic laws, failing to use lights “or reflective markers on their clothing or bicycles at night. They compound the problem by wearing dark clothing.” But I have a different view – cars,...

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Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

Aug 17, 2015
Sculling mishap takes an ominous turn

When my single scull capsized and I was thrown into Lake Natoma Saturday morning, I felt a split-second of relief. The splash of cold water felt good on my sweaty body. I had feared going over from the moment I … Continue reading

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