By Charles Pekow – Ideas are beginning to come in for reauthorization of federal surface transportation law. The current statute, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act technically expires at the end of Fiscal Year 2020. But if history is a guide, current law may wind up getting temporarily extended a year or two. But sometimes […]
By Turner Bitton – Lindsey Edwards is the Salt Lake County Regional Director at the YMCA of Northern Utah where she oversees youth development programming staff throughout the valley and help make the Y a successful leader in educating youth. Cycling West recently caught up with her to talk about her experience as an aspiring bicycle […]
By Charles Pekow – It’s quite technical but the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released what it considers a comprehensive guide for transportation officials to measure trade-offs and determine what type of bikeway to build and where. The Bikeway Selection Guide shows, for instance, how to consider auto traffic volume and speed and number of lanes. […]
Artist: Trenton Higley Title: Track Racer Medium: Oil on panel Size: 5″x7″ Find Trenton’s art here: trentonhigley.com and also at the 15th Street Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What We Can Do to Stay Safe Here at Home.
By Greg Hoole – CNN recently reported that seventeen cyclists have been killed in New York City this year alone. To put this in comparison, there were only ten deaths in 2018. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $58.4 million plan to improve bike safety in the city. The improvements largely consist of […]
How the Bicycle Customer can Save the Bike Industry, Support Employees, and Save the Planet
By Anthony J. Nocella II, Ph.D. – So many cyclists around the world are in environmentalists, especially here in Salt Lake City. Yes, riding a bicycle is better than driving a car, but there is much more to bicycling than just riding them. As an environmental studies scholar and long-time cyclist, I figured I would write […]
By Charles Pekow – Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a new way to determine bicycle and pedestrian crash risk at both intersections and mid-block. They say using their methodology can help planners mitigate risks to both groups. What makes matters more complicated is that many factors go into the equation (the most obvious […]
Pedal the Plains 2019 is A 3 Day Road Bike Event in Eastern Colorado
Pedal the Plains is a 3-day road cycling ride in Eastern Colorado that will be held from September 13-15, 2019. The ride features a 3-day fully-supported option, with a one-day road century option too. This year’s ride travels through the Colorado communities of Holly, Lamar, and Springfield and celebrates Colorado’s rich pioneer and agricultural traditions. […]
By Kimberly Coats – In 2006, Jonathan “Jock” Boyer landed in Rwanda. He came at the behest of Tom Ritchey and a donated plane ticket to help Tom run a bicycle race in a small Rwandan village. There was no big plan, a plan after the bike race, just do the race and go home […]
By Madison Baumann – On June 20th, 2005, my world turned upside down. I was eleven years old and on the precipice of what could have been the greatest summer of my life. We were set to kick-off the season with a road trip from Washington state to southern Utah, then head abroad with a trip […]