News, Links, and Other Views
City of San Diego
- The Cabrillo Bridge addition was officially found to be illegal in California Superior Court. With this legal setback the offer of private funds for the project has been withdrawn.
- The City of San Diego has ended its red light camera program.
- Here is an article that encapsulates the difficulties and questions people have when they first start cycling in San Diego.
- Unsafe at any speed: a woman was run over by her own SUV in Carmel Valley.
- A cyclist is suing the City of San Diego and the San Diego Velodrome Association after a crash that resulted in him fracturing his skull, breaking his collarbone, and sustaining a concussion at the velodrome.
San Diego Region
- The Encinitas City Council decided to move ahead with plans to make Coast Highway more bicycle friendly despite objections from the Coastal Commission.
- Debate continues about bike corrals in Coronado.
- A woman was killed and a toddler in a stroller was critically injured when an SUV ran a red light in Rancho Santa Fe. A passing cyclist pulled the child from beneath the vehicle.
- SANDAG is accepting nominations for the iCommute Diamond Awards, these are awards given to employers who support alternate forms of commuting.
- The Orange Line trolley has added new low-floor trolley cars.
- Barona Casino will be the site of SANDAG’s annual three day working retreat.
- The California Bike Coalition has announced its 2013 agenda, addressing changes to the California state budget, CEQA, Caltrans design guidelines, hit and run laws, and the transportation sales tax threshold.
- Los Angeles has passed a new ordinance that will allow commercial and residential developers to replace car parking requirements with bike parking.
- Pasadena has opened its first bicycle boulevard.
- The complicated process of building cycle tracks on Market Street in San Francisco inches along as planners consider alternate routes.
- Plans are in the works for a bike path along the new bay bridge that may someday connect all the way from the East Bay to San Francisco.
- The implementation of parked cars as a buffer for a bike lane in Golden Gate Park has been challenging to some bicyclists and drivers.
- Car enthusiasts are worried that the car may be going the way of the dinosaur, as car usage shrinks globally.
- Aspen Colorado is considering allowing bicycles to yield at stop signs, instead of requiring them to come to a complete stop. Something Idaho did 30 years ago.
- After a cyclist was run over and killed by a semi-truck driver with 30 years of traffic violations, a Massachusetts grand jury declined to indict the driver for motor vehicle homicide.
- In the forewarned is forearmed department, an economist weighs in on recent studies about the economic and social impacts of cycling.
- The average commuter in the United States spends 38 hours per year stuck in traffic.
- London’s bike share program is experiencing growing pains as bikes are snapped up quickly and parking is overcrowded along busy commuter routes.
- In New York, as bike lanes become more political, for some they are no longer topics of polite conversation.