Paul Andrews

Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco Bicycle Plan’

News Cycle: Justice for cyclist killed by texting driver, Helmets and youth, Bike light prompts evacuation & more

In Bicycle advocacy, News Cycle, Rider Down on January 25, 2010 at 3:26 am

Justice Rising: Guy gets 5-year sentence for killing a cyclist while texting.

Does requiring helmets reduce cycling among youth?

Bicycle light leads to evacuation of downtown homes and businesses in Arcata. What were they smoking???

Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan is lagging.

Let’s see now. 19.7 percent of city’s population rides bikes. Cars banned from driving 1 day a week. Yet in Beijing, officials want to do more to encourage cycling.

Same goes for San Francisco, where a long-standing court injunction against the S.F. Bicycle Plan is easing even as ridership jumped 8.5 percent last year and 53 percent since 2006. SF.Streetsblog has the full rundown.

Buzz continues to grow for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show starting Feb. 26.

iPhone apps keep getting better all the time. Here’s Cyclemeter 2.0. (Hat tip to Eric Stobin.)

BikeHugger: Providing peace of mind on the bike commute home thru Google Latitude.

News Cycle: More on Mark Weir’s home, SF Bike Plan, Bike commuting trends & more

In Bicycle advocacy, News Cycle, Obama Bikes on January 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

Mark Weir’s tragic house fire has a lot of the bike community stepping forward offering help. We continue to wish him and his family the best.

The legal woes blocking the San Francisco Bicycle Plan are finally ebbing, and work is getting under way.

I’m having trouble getting worked up about the Tour Down Under, but here‘s Day Three results.

Bike commuting increases over past decade

EcoVelo has a report on the League of American Bicyclists’ study of “Bicycle Commuting Trends, 2000 to 2008.” In a nutshell, bike commuting keeps going up, even though it’s far below 1 percent of the working population nationally. In “bike-friendly” cities those percentages are higher, although not yet into two digits in metros. Still, progress keeps happening.