Roundabouts and Cycling – How Safe are They?

Roundabouts and Cycling – How Safe are They?

By Charles Pekow – History doesn’t give us a guide to determine how to make roundabouts safer for cyclists because hard data are lacking. The National Cooperative Highway Research Program, however, did its best and came up with Development of Roundabout Crash Prediction Models and Methods (https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25360/development-of-roundabout-crash-prediction-models-and-methods). The study looked at more than 350 roundabouts […]

AASHTO to Update Bikeway Design Guide

AASHTO to Update Bikeway Design Guide

By Charles Pekow – By the time design standards for bike lanes are implemented, they are already out of date. And the current Bike Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities from the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO), published in 2012 is going through the process of being replaced. In fact, only […]

Tour de Fat Announces Dates for 2019

Tour de Fat Announces Dates for 2019

By Charles Pekow – You’ll have to spend the day in one of three cities to attend a Tour de Fat bicycle fundraiser this year. In its 20th year, New Belgium Brewery has cut the number of events in half to three events for 2019. It overexpanded to 33 cities in 2017, so it cut […]

Montana Trails to see New Trail Grants

Montana Trails to see New Trail Grants

By Charles Pekow – Trails in Montana can share in a new source of funding. In May, the state legislature enacted SB 24, which increases vehicle registration fees and earmarks the additional funds for outdoor recreational purposes such as bike trails. The legislation sets up a new Trails and Recreational Facilities Account and Grant Program. […]

Biking to Transit: First Mile, Last Mile?

Biking to Transit: First Mile, Last Mile?

By Charles Pekow – Can better connections to bus and train depots increase ridership? A new research brief from the Transitway Impacts Research Program at the University of Minnesota asks that question. The university looked at how Twin City commuters and others in 16 areas around the country got to public transit (cts.umn.edu/Publications/ResearchReports/reportdetail.html?id=2776). “Women are […]

West of Roy Roads Ride

West of Roy Roads Ride

By Wayne Cottrell – The West of Roy Roads Ride is a 25.7-mile tour of nearly flat roads in extreme southwest Weber County, Utah. The ride is on roads west of the city of Roy, passing through the cities of West Haven and Hooper, as well as the community of Taylor. The route follows a […]

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