Paul Andrews

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Can you spare a couple of hours for the Traffic Justice Summit?

In Bicycle advocacy, Bicycle Commuting, Obama Bikes, Rider Down on October 14, 2009 at 7:06 am

More motivation to attend today’s summit, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall:

BikePortland: Good links and commentary on Texas tandem mowdown. Yes it was an unfortunate accident, but hey, it’s vehicular manslaughter any way you cut it.

SeattleLikesBikes is tracking bike deaths statistically. Even a casual glance shows that most bike deaths do not involve alcohol or drugs, just carelessness and the psychological belittlement of bikes as rightful sharers of the road. Thanks to Michael Snyder for compiling this.

Head on down to lend your presence to legislative relief for this most critical challenge for the cycling and pedestrian communities. Help make our streets safer for non-motorized transport!

Daily Roundup: Wallingford rider down, Pilot sues, Bike tax credit, Electra recall

In Bicycle advocacy, Bicycle Commuting, Bicycling, Rider Down on March 12, 2009 at 6:42 am

Seattle Times: “Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Wallingford.” No word on how it happened, but observation in comments is that drivers go too fast at that intersection.

Meanwhile, in Texas, our “no citation issued” watch continues. If there’s an accident involving a bicycle, even if the cyclist dies, you can pretty much count on no citation being issued at the scene.

Are lawsuits the answer? A Delta pilot is suing over a broken clavicle and ribs he suffered when a dog ran into his bicycle’s path. $300,000 should get their attention.

Oregon Live: has the answers: “I’ve heard about the new Bicycle Commuter Tax Credit from the federal government. I understand that I can get up to $20 a month for commuting by bike. But how does it work? Does it show up on my paycheck? Where do I sign up for it?” It’s $20 a month credit, well worth the effort.

Have a bike with a front tray? If it’s made by Electra, it may be under recall. More here. Given the company’s recall history, you might want to avoid Electra itself. (I’ve never even seen an Electra bike, but will keep my eyes peeled!)

The Week In Review: Advocacy

In Bicycle advocacy, Mountain Biking on March 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

We’re entering into the 2009 bicycling season on a roll (so to speak!), with lots of talk about cyclist’s rights and trails access. The past week several data points passed our desk, including opening more trails on Tiger Mountain trail, PUMP’s newfound activism in Portland, Iowa legislation strengthening cycling awareness and safety, and Dave Wiens’ “reach across the aisle” profile in Outside magazine.

You can find them all in the Advocacy queue of Bike Intelligencer.