Helmet Laws Do Not Reduce Cycling

Helmet Laws Do Not Reduce Cycling

By Charles Pekow Helmet laws do not reduce riding nor encourage recklessness. So concluded a metaanalysis by the University of New South Wales in Australia. The study examined 35 studies of laws in 28 countries. It reported that 13 studies found that helmet laws don’t reduce riding, eight reported mixed results and two said they […]

New Bike Lanes for Payson, Utah

New Bike Lanes for Payson, Utah

By Charles Pekow New bike lanes will be included in the I-15/Payson Main Street Interchange (exit 250) project in Payson, Utah. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and Federal Highway Administration announced a final decision to go ahead with the project, unless anyone files suit to block it by August 5, 2019. The project will […]

Bisbee, Arizona to Border and Back

Bisbee, Arizona to Border and Back

By Wayne Cottrell Bisbee to Border and Back is an 18.75-mile loop that starts in Bisbee, Arizona heads toward the Mexican border, and then returns. There are no major climbs, but there are gradual changes in elevation, for a net elevation differential of 582 feet. My apologies for the short distance, but the international border […]

More Bike Lanes are Safer for…Motorists!

More Bike Lanes are Safer for…Motorists!

By Charles Pekow If motorists object to adding bike lanes or parking – just tell them the more bicyclists, the safer the drivers are too. Yes, there’s a study to prove that cities with a higher percentage of bike riders and more bicycle infrastructure encounter a lower proportion of crashes involving cyclists, motorists and everybody […]

Crossing the Chilcotin

Crossing the Chilcotin

By Jay Hudson The British Columbia Canadian border guard waved me over to the side of the entry station with a slight scowl on his ruddy face that summer day in 1984. I can’t say as I blame him. I must have looked like a hippy in my old beat up Datsun station wagon. I […]

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