Posts Tagged ‘cyclists’

Drivers And Cyclists Should Probably Switch Places Occasionally

I was a little miffed that WTOP brought in a Edmunds.com editor—the website for cars—to be the sole voice in a radio hit about the ongoing battle between cyclists and cars. Still, Carroll Lachnit, who says she also bikes, was pleasantly surprising in her comments. She offered good tips to drivers for how to avoid endangering [...]

Bikers: Do You Stop At Red Lights?

At the Atlantic Cities, Nate Berg takes note that in one (unscientific) study, 58 percent of cyclists ran red lights, compared to seven percent of cars. In addition, cyclists only come to a complete stop seven percent of the time (drivers make a full stop 22 percent of the time). It leads him to an [...]

Republicans Hate Your Bike

You know who else—besides angry drivers—hates bicyclists? Republicans! Writes Washington City Paper alum Stephanie Mencimer at Mother Jones:
The federal government spends about $40 billion a year on transportation projects. Of that, about $928 million has been devoted to what's known as a "transportation enhancement" program, which provides funding for projects—including rails-to-trails conversions, bike lanes and bridges—that make [...]

Fewer Drivers On The Road Doesn’t Mean Much For Pedestrians and Cyclists

First, the good news: High gas prices have led to people driving less, and less quickly! That means there have been fewer car-on-car fatal accidents locally. But Kytja Weir at the Examiner reports that while vehicle fatalities have dropped, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths aren't dropping proportionally. Last year, nearly one in three people killed in [...]

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