By Charles Pekow, November 1, 2011 The folks who represent Utah across the continent in our nation’s capital like to ride bicycles. But the Republican-dominated Utah congressional delegation’s fondness for two-wheeling doesn’t mean it will support guaranteed federal funding for bicycling next year. In fact, quite the contrary: their philosophy means being tight with federal […]
By Charles Pekow Let’s face it: planners just don’t know enough about how many bicyclists and pedestrians are using the roads. Transportation officials have long used established methods to count motorists but the data on non-motorized users aren’t good enough to plan rationally. Or so determined the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which is planning to […]
As states, both Utah and Idaho leave a lot to be desired when it comes to bicycle friendliness. Both states got low or failing grades in most of the six subjects they were graded on by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB): legislation, policies & programs, infrastructure, education & encouragement, evaluation & planning and enforcement. Both states fell below average in the annual Bicycle Friendly America State rankings.
A pot of gold for promoting bicycle safety remains largely unused in most of the country. It comes from the same federal law that funds Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grants, long used for bicycle projects.
Mad Dog Cycles Wins Gold Level Bike Friendly Business Award; Boise State Earns a Bronze Level University Medal
By Charles Pekow Boise State University just passed its first exam in Cycling 101. It became one of the first officially designated bicycle friendly universities in the country. The school was awarded a bronze metal from the League of American Bicyclists. It joined the first group of 20 such institutes of higher education to be […]
If a cyclist gets hurt riding on a public path, is the government legally responsible for the injury?