Successful bicyclist behavior is driven by knowledge of common crash types and the behaviors needed to successfully avoid them. This article explores the characteristics and consequences of bicyclist behavior.
Submitted: July 31, 2009 (Edited on May 23, 2010 to update contact information) By: Brian DeSousa – Corresponding Author Independent Researcher Daniel Gutierrez Independent Researcher ABSTRACT A novel data collection method using bicycle helmet mounted video cameras has been applied to a case study of bicyclist lateral roadway position versus motorist overtaking distance. A 0.3 … Continue reading Bicyclist Roadway Position versus Motorist Overtaking Distance
Do you think requiring bicyclists to have licenses would raise bicyclists’ stature in the eyes of law enforcement and the driving public?
Why Bicyclists Don’t Actually Have the Rights and Duties of Drivers of Vehicles and What We Can Do About It Now
An evaluation of bicycle facilities and bicyclist behavior at the 6-way intersection of U Street, 16th Street and New Hampshire Ave. in Washington D.C.
Since August 2009, Eli Damon has been put through the ringer of court cases, trials, and perhaps most demeaning: Lousy media reporting. The Daily Hampshire Gazette recently published a highly misinformed and misleading opinion about the latest ruling. The Editor needs a little Reality Check.
Vulnerability and risk. Statistics and ethics. Solutions or fixes. Top-down interventions or individual actions. These are the core issues in the long-running bike-lane (or cycle track)-versus-integration argument.
The origin and influence of our stories. Understanding negative stories and how they are held in place by cultural norms. Unleashing the power of positive stories.
Bicyclists are entitled to high quality training and education, from the earliest grades through adulthood, so that they can learn their rights and duties to visibly, predictably, and cooperatively participate in traffic as drivers of vehicles. Being taught to act as drivers will allow bicyclists to take advantage of the travel connectivity and efficiency of … Continue reading Education
The issue of courtesy often comes up when bicyclists discuss traffic, especially when motorists are part of the conversation. Most bicyclists want to be respectful of others and to set a good example. However, different assumptions, experiences and knowledge about traffic bicycling can result in different opinions of what this means. How can cyclists extend courtesies to their fellow road users, while prioritizing their own safety? We answer that question as it’s addressed by cycling classes such as CyclingSavvy and BikeWalk NC’s Traffic Bicycling course.