Bike Blogs


Media criticism has actually kickstarted my drive to get commuters on to two wheelsOver the last few weeks, our schoolchildren have staged climate change strikes, while Extinction Rebellion locked down central London. Nearby, MPs (including myself) listened to Greta Thunberg and held debates on climate change.So, at a time when [...]
Thu, May 16, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Our public space is increasingly out of reach for all but the fit, the brave, and those in motor vehiclesAlmost 90% of cyclists experience a “close pass” – an overtake within 1.5m – at least weekly, and 70% say conditions on Britain's roads haven't improved in the last five years, [...]
Thu, May 09, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Classic traffic safety organisation narrative. "Stop cycling".By Stephanie PattersonWith Mikael Colville-AndersenIn the diverse world of traffic planning, advocacy and various movements for liveable cities, there is an odd group of outliers who broadcast conflicting messages. While “traffic safety” organisations seem like a natural part of the gallery and of the [...]
Fri, May 03, 2019
Source: Copenhagenize
New superhighways and better networks are helping cycle lane usage boom across the UKCycle lanes are one of the most efficient and healthiest ways of moving people. A single bike lane can transport five times as many people as a motor traffic lane, without the air and noise pollution. This [...]
Fri, Apr 26, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Last seen on 11/19/2017 biking the Israel National Trail (IBT) near Mitzpe Ramon, cyclist Oliver McAfee from Dromore, Northern Ireland has yet to be found. Oliver, 29 at the time, and a devout Christian, reportedly gave up his gardening job in Chelmsford, Essex, England in 4/2017 to cycle across Europe, and [...]
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Source: Bike Blog NYC
CHP lane splitting
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. After community input, Caltrans agrees to safety improvements for Highway 17 drivers, so let's grab this opportunity to improve the shoulder along California State Route 17 from Bear Creek Road to Alma Bridge Road along Lexington Reservoir. Caltrans responds to petition for Highway 17 safety [...]
Tue, Apr 02, 2019
Source: Cyclelicious
All good things must come to an end. Sadly, today is the end for the London Cyclist Blog. I created the blog back in 2007 because I was frustrated at the lack of information online for everyday cyclists like myself. To my surprise, the blog grew to over 136,000 visitors [...]
Tue, Apr 02, 2019
Source: London Cyclist Blog
A recent study found many drivers see people who use bikes as less than human. Part of the problem is the language we useAs the repair man rummaged around in my gas oven, I tried to explain something to him about cyclists.“We ‘cyclists' are no more a homogenous group than [...]
Tue, Apr 02, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Labour peer Robert Winston has asked about regulating cyclists. An imagined transport minister respondsOn Monday, the scientist and Labour peer Robert Winston is to formally ask a question in the House of Lords about what assessments ministers have made “for requiring adults riding bicycles in city centres to have a [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
The Concord Wheels Of Steel plans a group ride from Pittsburg, California to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2019 in Sacramento this Saturday. They'll start from Pittsburg / Bay Point BART at 9 AM on Saturday and bike the 68 miles to the Sacramento Convention Center, with estimated 4 PM [...]
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Source: Cyclelicious
nahbs 2019 logo Sacramento Convention Center.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2019 begins noon Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center, where several vendors from Santa Cruz will appear to showcase their craft. Bike builders from Santa Cruz County include perennial favorites Caletti Cycles, Black Cat Cycles, Rock Lobster, Frances Cycles, Calfee Design, and Hunter Cycles. Praxis [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Source: Cyclelicious
If you check my posting history you'll see I've been absent for a while for, well .. reasons. So imagine my surprise when I delved back into the news surrounding cycling in Japan only to find the same rubbish from years ago being regurgitated by the mainstream Japanese media. Have [...]
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Source: Tokyo By Bike