News, Links, and Other Views
This 2-minute video shows how bike lanes can be built without clogging up traffic, via BikeSD member Barry.
City of San Diego
- Co-founder of Bikes & Beer, Tim Stempel has created Spin Again Bicycles. Stempel says, it is “a classified site dedicated specifically to bicycles. Born out of my frustration with a glutted Craigslist in Southern California, the interface is designed to be clean and easy to use, with a sophisticated search/filter mechanism.” Check it out!
- Decobike stations are now searchable via phone apps. There is a standalone app available on iPhone and via RideScout.
- In a community vs. business battle, the city is pitting the Deco Bike Bike Share program against Pacific Beach residents.
- Would San Diego’s bike share program have been more successful with a network of bicycle infrastructure and public funding supporting the program?
- It is against the law to ride a bicycle while drunk. A woman in Pacific Beach was injured when she rode into a tow truck.
- A helpful guide from the U-T on how to use the bike sharing program
- The Nextdoor community in South Park helped catch a bicycle thief.
- Pacific Beach now has bicycle greenways
San Diego Business Love (the following businesses not only support bicycle riding, but will reward you with a small discount if you ride your bicycle over)
- 10% off at Girl On the Go Spa
- 10% off at Blueprint Contracting
- 10% off at Milestone Running Shop
- 5% off at Cordin Blosiu Chiropractor
- Check out more businesses at the SD Bike Commuter website.
County of San Diego
- Save the date: October 9-12, 2015 for America’s Finest Ride, a three day overnight bicycle tour around San Diego to experience the richness, variety and beauty that is San Diego cuisine, and San Diego topography.
- Bicycle rider in Carlsbad was killed when a driver entered the bike lane and struck the rider from behind
- Plans for the county’s first bike park in Valley Center appear to have slowed down.
- A 16-year old boy was injured when struck by a vehicle. Note to readers: a helmet doesn’t protect one from being struck by a vehicle
- SANDAG’s Role In Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Disputed
- Auto shops don’t make for livable neighborhoods and in National City, neighbors are thrilled that the City auto shop is moving out
- A bicycle rider was hit and killed on the I-5 near Rancho Bernardo. No one on the conclusions of the investigation.
- Another bicycle rider was killed in El Cajon by a vehicle. We don’t have any updates on the cause or the details of an investigation.
- Skateparks now are open to non-skateboarders too
- A San Diego man who has been under suspicion for nearly a year in a hit-and-run crash that killed an Oceanside bicyclist was arrested earlier this month
- The founder of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Deb Hubsmith, died after a long battle with cancer
- The CDC says that cycling will be made safe with protected bike lanes and lower speeds
- Let’s Put Those Tired, Anti-Bike Arguments to Rest
- Crashes doubled after Houston banned red light cameras
- Sabotage and hatred: what have people got against cyclists?
- There is a right way, and a wrong way, to lock your bicycle
- The City of Seattle has started to install temporary protected bike lanes as a way to test out and build support for permanent street changes.
- Munich is building a highway for cyclists.
- When it comes to enforcing traffic laws, investigative journalists in Tampa found that the black bicycle riding population were at a disproportionate risk in being targeted. Something to think about and address as San Diego gets close to adopting a Vision Zero resolution.
- A new study shows that urban sprawl reduces quality of life in cities.
- Minneapolis has eliminated its parking minimums which will not only cut vehicle traffic congestion, but also make housing affordable – problems that San Diego is trying to address.
- The LA Times Editorial Board lays out a vision for the City of Angels. Wonder what U-T’s vision will look like
- The deaths of Sandra Bland in Texas and Samuel DuBose in Ohio following police stops for failing to signal a lane change and lacking a front license plate highlight the dangers of relying on law enforcement to rectify social ills, including Vision Zero (via)