How to use bike reflectors to be more visible to other road users at night. This is a cheap and easy way to make cycling in the dark safer – just invest in a little reflective tape! You could save your life for ten dollars.
Cyclists and motorists often find themselves in a dance of uncertainty when it comes to sharing the road. This post will help you to clear up that uncertainty, and to understand how the laws apply to cyclists and motorists. We also explain what to do in the event of an accident.
Flashing lights and bikes are strongly associated together, but flashing bike lights can actually cause problems at times. When should you use flashing bike lights, and when is it not a good idea? Here’s a guide to when to use your bike lights in flashing mode. Post also includes guidance on how to use your bike lights during the day and the night.
Read this post to learn how authorities determine fault in bicycle accidents through thorough investigations.
Bicycling is a popular activity enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. It provides numerous benefits, such as exercise, eco-friendly transportation, and a sense of freedom. However, like any mode of transportation, cycling carries inherent risks, and accidents can result in various injuries. Understanding the most common bicycle accident injuries is crucial for promoting safety and […]
Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1909 into law in September 2022 and it went into effect in California on January 1, 2023. This law requires motor vehicles to give bicyclists a larger safety buffer when passing them on the street, which in turn will ostensibly reduce the number of collisions between motor vehicles and bicyclists. This post take a deeper look at this law.
Here is a must-read post about bike safety, with 10 excellent tips on how NOT to get hit with a car by a motorist. This post will provide you with practical tips to help you to stay safe on your bike.
In this post and comparative chart we compare some of the best headphones for safe cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. The safest leave your ears completely open. These are the kind of headphones we feature in this post. And you might even want to consider a smart helmet with integrated stereo speakers! Use this post to quickly figure out which headphones would be the best and safest for your needs and budget.
Bicycles are fun, eco-friendly, and can be a safe way to travel. But Intersections and parking lots can be perilous places for cyclists. This post describes some precautions you can take that can make it less dangerous to ride your bike in these sometimes risky spots.
Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, these essential tips will help you stay safe and comfortable on your next rainy day ride, because our lives don’t stop due to a rainy day!
This guide is designed to provide cyclists with an overview of the most common road hazards and tips on avoiding them.
The LuminTrail headlight is a super bright bike headlight – and yet it costs under $40. It can be mounted on your handlebars or on your helmet. For safer cycling, and to see where you are going, no matter how dark it is – the LuminTrail bike headlight is highly recommended.
Here are five essential ways to stay visible in traffic when cycling. These tips will help you to keep yourself safe as you enjoy your favorite activity, cycling.
The issue of mandatory bike helmet laws is controversial, to say the least. Some are vigorously in favor; others oppose them furiously. A research study out of New Zealand suggests that the opposition has it right.
This post is about some of the main benefits of separated bike lanes for cyclists. Benefit #4 may surprise you! Benefits include safety, and the perception of safety. And other stuff too, such as simply having fun!
Here is my review of the Shokz Titanium Cordless Bluetooth Open Ear Bone Conduction Headphones, which have quickly become my go-to cycling headphones. They are cordless (Bluetooth) headphones that conduct sound to you via vibrations on your cheekbones, instead of by plugging up your ears. This makes these headphones ideal for people listening to music while vulnerable to traffic, such as pedestrians and cyclists. The CORDLESS Shokz Titanium Bluetooth open ear bone conduction earphones are a great idea, and have been very well designed. This review will help you decide if you want to try this safety-focused technology.
May is National Bike Month in the USA – and LaneSpotter is here to help cyclists to find the safest bike routes in cities across the country. This new Android app was released on May 1. Get a link to download this promising new app here!
Here is a press release from Transalt in New York – find out how the tragedy could have been prevented, and what you can do going forward. Attend or support the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 19 November.
A Conversation with Peter Walker, author of an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. Walker discusses bike helmets and high visibility clothing; the misuse of the word accident; roadside intimidation; cycling activism; older people and cycling; business objections to cycling; bike share programs; and the role played by La Monde à Bicyclette and Vélo Quebec in the transformation of Montreal.
Excerpt from an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. The way to do this is in fact already well known – only the political will is lacking. So what’s the secret? Basically, bikes must be kept separate from motor traffic on busy roads, and the separation must be physical. “A bicycle way that is not safe for an eight-year-old is not a bicycle way.”