Names include: Neighborhood greenways, bicycle priority streets, quiet streets, neighborhood connectors, neighborhood byways, bicycle friendly streets/corridors, bicycle/neighborhood parkways, bike/walk streets, local bicycle streets
"New Yorker rides into obstacles in bike lane to prove a point."
This is pretty good.
Jesus Christ this is too brilliant.
Cycle Trades of America, 1920
“Make your trips to and from work a pleasure instead of a mean ride on a crowded car. Ride a bicycle.”
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From reporter Curtis Gilbert:
Drivers and cyclists are both to blame in many bike/vehicle crashes, according to new numbers released by the City of Minneapolis.
The city averages about 270 bike-vehicle crashes every year. That number has stayed relatively constant over the last decade, even as…
“This new ordinance in Berkeley allows bicyclists who are harassed or assaulted to take a driver to civil court. A bicyclist may bring suit against a driver who:
- Assaults, or attempts to assault, a bicyclist;
- Threatens to physically injure a bicyclist;
- Injures, or attempts to injure, a bicyclist;
- Intentionally distracts a bicyclist with the intent to cause injury; or,
- Intentionally forces a bicyclist off the roadway.
Everything listed above is already illegal. This ordinance doesn’t create new crimes, but rather addresses the difficulty of seeking recourse.”
“The ordinance adopted by Berkeley and Los Angeles is groundbreaking because it makes harassment and assault of a bicyclist a civil offense as well as a criminal offence. There is a lower burden of proof for civil cases as the penalties are financial and remedial. Making this harassment a civil offense also puts legal tools directly in the hands of bicyclists, letting them bring suit rather than having to go through the City Attorney’s office in a criminal case.”