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How Should Streetcars and Bikes Interact?

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Streetcar service could finally begin this year in Washington, DC. Trial runs are already taking place. And the debate about how people on bikes will navigate the tracks is already raging. Last week, the District Department of Transportation quietly proposed streetcar regulations that would ban bicycling within a streetcar guideway except to cross the street. Most immediately, […]

Just Give Us a Place to Park Our Bikes

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Anyone who regularly uses a bicycle for transportation in the United States knows the feeling — the nagging anxiety about what will happen when you arrive at your destination, especially if it’s a place you’ve never been on your bike before. Will there be a place to lock up? Will security guards be helpful or […]

AAA Revives Offensive Against Safer D.C. Streets

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AAA has been known, at times, to take positions in direct opposition to cyclists’ safety. Then when cyclists call AAA out on it, AAA starts backpedaling fast, assuring us all how much they love people who bike. But the organization is sticking with its ongoing battle against  safer streets for cycling in Washington, D.C. As David […]
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Study: Streetcar Tracks and Bicycling Don’t Mix

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A new study out of Toronto confirms what cyclists in many U.S. cities have found out the hard way: Streetcar tracks can be a serious safety hazard. The study comes from Canadian public health researcher Kay Teschke, who specializes in bike issues. Michael Andersen at BikePortland reports: Among bike-related injuries in Toronto that resulted in emergency-room trips, the study […]

Today’s Headlines

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Non-Profit Founded to Bring Streetcar to Broadway (Blogdowntown)  Pasadena Also Wants a Streetcar (Curbed LA)  More Cities Opening Streets to Pedestrians and Cyclists (CS Monitor) US Seniors Find Sidewalks, Bike Lanes, Transit Service Lacking (MarketWatch via Planetizen)  Car Sharing Will Be Expanded Soon (LA Downtown News)  Fine Doubles for Running a Red Light (Times)  Use […]

Getting a Fair Share of the Road

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Today on the Streetsblog Network, we bring you a post from Greater Greater Washington in which a bus and a bicycle have a bad encounter, leading to a discussion about windshield perspective (that bus has a mighty big windshield) and sharing the road. Antonio López writes: Bus and bike (not the ones in the story) […]