Thursday, November 6, 2014

The STROAD — Strong Towns

The STROAD — Strong Towns

Streets are multi-modal. Roads are for moving cars and trucks efficiently. They should never be combined in a STROAD.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Florida cycling video

Cyclists and Roadway Use: http://youtu.be/Mqvgr-cH_A8


Vehicular cycling video from Florida. Very good and short. File under facts

Every cyclists counts.

http://bikeleague.org/content/new-report-every-bicyclist-counts

LAB notes preponderance of hit from behind deaths and advocates for separated bike trails.
Download link.

File under facts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fwd: [LCI Group] Vehicular Cyclist Video

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Check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqvgr-cH_A8

It is a nice video showing (and justifying) bicycles being ridden "vehicular style". It is even nicer because it is narrated by a law enforcement officer. I wish that it had been made in CA instead of FL, but you can't have everything. There are plenty of other good vehicular cycling videos from Cycling Savvy, also out of FL.  http://cyclingsavvy.org/

I have looked, but so far I haven't found anything from LAB like this. Does LAB have a vehicular cyclist video somewhere that I am missing?

Doug Williams
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LCVBA LCBA Tabletop Display Board

From: Daniel Hayhurst Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:32 PM To: LCVBA

Subject: LCBA Tabletop Display Board

All, The attached photo shows the
tabletop tri-fold display board that Vern and I recently used at the
City and County Employee Health Fair. It is available for any LCBA
member to use for presentation purposes. Feel free to change the display
board as your needs dictate. There is also some generic materials on the
health benefits of riding, local places to ride, etc. I am storing
everything at my workplace in downtown Lewiston. Just contact me if you
want to use the display board and supplies. Daniel Hayhurst Lewiston
City Surveyor 208-790-8810
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Fwd: LCVBA City/County Health Fair

Folding table top display and info
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Vern and I manned the LCBA display today at the City of Lewiston/Nez Perce County Employee health fair.  We talked to a bunch of City/County employees that are interested in bicycling in some way or another.  We're hoping some of them will get involved with the LCBA.
A folding table top display and bicycle information is now available for LCBA members to use.  Just contact me if you have an event that you need it for.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wheeling ramps

How do you deal with stairs?, this site has bike rack information as well.

Filed under: infrastructure

http://cycle-works.com/product/wheeling-ramps/

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Safe routes to school

File under organizations

lots of tools and resources


http://www.saferoutespartnership.org/

Bikeyface: If I Owned the Road

File under arguments
Corrie



bikeyface posted: "Recently I found myself in this situation: And I wished I could show this dude what would happen if I really did own the road. Things would be very different. I wouldn't have to take the lane ever again. People would have their roads back, and they"

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If I Owned the Road

by bikeyface
Recently I found myself in this situation:
If I Owned the Road
And I wished I could show this dude what would happen if I really did own the road. Things would be very different.
If I Owned the Road
I wouldn't have to take the lane ever again. People would have their roads back, and they'd be safer because...
If I Owned the Road
Bad behavior wouldn't be tolerated.
If I Owned the Road
And parking wouldn't be so free and flowing.
If I Owned the Road
And that's just the beginning.
If I Owned the Road
No, drivers don't realize how easy they have it. But, how about we make it a little easier for people?
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cycling Has Made Me a Better Driver

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I have this experience too.
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Bike Noob posted: "The ride Sunday morning had been an uneventful one. Four of us set off for Creedmoor, southeast of Austin. We found that one of the country roads we take to get there had been partially graded to prepare for resurfacing, and was not in good shape for cycl"
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Cycling Has Made Me a Better Driver

by Bike Noob
The ride Sunday morning had been an uneventful one. Four of us set off for Creedmoor, southeast of Austin. We found that one of the country roads we take to get there had been partially graded to prepare for resurfacing, and was not in good shape for cycling. If we go that way again, we'll have to figure out an alternate route. One of the highlights along the way is an exotic game ranch, featuring lots of African deer and antelope, zebras, ostriches and emus, and other critters.
The animals take off when I stop and get out my camera. But the guy on the left shows off his long horns. (Click to enlarge.)
The animals take off when I stop and get out my camera. But the guy on the left shows off his long horns. (Click to enlarge.)
It's only about 17 miles to Creedmoor, but for some reason, every group I ride with tends to stop there for a long time. We take turns going in to buy fig newtons, top off our water jugs or buy Gatorade, and use the facilities. Finally, I asked everyone if we planned to go home at all today.
Not sure why we spend so much time here -- it's a rather nondescript convenience store stop.
Not sure why we spend so much time here -- it's a rather nondescript convenience store stop.
We take a different road back than out. Thaxton Road takes us past lots of single-wide and double-wide manufactured homes, but also some anomalies.
A fancy ornamental fence in front of a house in the country.
A fancy ornamental fence in front of a house in the country. Picture from Google Earth Street View.
A cute, well-cared for cottage on a stock pond. Picture from Google earth Street View.
A cute, well-cared for cottage on a stock pond. Picture from Google earth Street View.
On the way home, one of the group peeled off to head for his house. The remaining three were spread out, with me bringing up the rear. With just two miles to go, my ride nearly ended. A driver poked his nose from a side street on the right into the bike lane, looking to make a left turn. But for some unfathomable reason, he only looked to his right. I was traveling at about 20 mph, and it looked like he would pull out right into my path. I moved out of the bike lane and into the traffic lane, so his chances of seeing me were better. At the last moment, he looked my way, saw me, and slammed on his brakes.
I passed in front of him, and gave him an appreciative wave, wondering at the same time if he'd ever received any drivers' ed. I was reminded of a woman on my block who was supervising her grandson while he rode his bike through the neighborhood.
"Left, right, left!" she called as he went by. Meaning, of course, that he should first look to his left, then to his right, and make a final check to the left  before riding through an intersection.
The car driver I encountered could have used a refresher like that.
Then, just a quarter-mile beyond, a pickup truck drew even with me as I came upon another intersection. I knew this wasn't going to be good. His turn signal was flashing, and he was going to turn right. I don't trust pickup trucks. I hit my brakes, and eased into the traffic lane behind him. Sure enough, he braked hard and turned right. If I had stayed in the bike lane, it would have been a classic right hook.
Two cases, two times I anticipated what the drivers would do, and saved myself from a potential disaster.
I'm not sure that would have been the case five or six years ago. But since I started riding a bike, I've become a better driver.
When I'm on the road, I'm a lot more aware of what's going on around me than I used to be. I used to be proud that I checked my rear view mirror every 15 seconds; now I do it even more often. And it's not just the rear view mirror. I'm constantly scanning around me, even the oncoming traffic on the other side of the road divider. You never know when some clown is going to lose control and cross the median into your path.
In Texas, I think there's something genetic that keeps drivers from signaling their turns. I've gotten pretty good at reading minds, and anticipating what drivers around me are going to do. Most often, they pull around to pass me on the right -- even if I'm going down the Interstate at 80 mph.
My heightened awareness behind the wheel doesn't mean I'm a little old octogenarian tootling along well below the speed limit. A good driver won't hold up traffic, but also won't dart in and out of lanes, just to wind up only two car lengths ahead by the time we reach our destination 15 minutes down the road. Instead, I'm part of the traffic, trying to be as predictable as possible.
I'm the same way on my bike -- predictable. Drivers might not pay the closest attention to me, but once I'm in their sights, they should have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do. But I never really worried about being predictable in the care until after I'd ridden the bike for awhile. When you ride with heightened awareness, that rubs off onto your driving, too.



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Monday, March 24, 2014

You Know Bicycling Is Good for Your City. Now Prove It to the Skeptics. | Streetsblog USA

More from Streetsblog supporting the economic argument for cycling. file under arguments.



You Know Bicycling Is Good for Your City. Now Prove It to the Skeptics. | Streetsblog USA

Study: Bicycling Generates $365 Million in Economic Activity in Iowa | Streetsblog USA

From StreetsBlog this article provide an economic incentive for promoting cycling. File under arguments.



Study: Bicycling Generates $365 Million in Economic Activity in Iowa | Streetsblog USA

Dickens's Dictiontary of London: BICYCLING

File under images.
Good for a presentation opener.
Corrie
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Richard Masoner posted: "For a taste of Victorian London, see this entry for "BICYCLING" from Dickens's Dictionary of London: An Unconventional Guide, 1888 by Charles Dickens. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Bicycling, the youngest of the athletic spo"

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Dickens’s Dictiontary of London: BICYCLING

by Richard Masoner
For a taste of Victorian London, see this entry for "BICYCLING" from Dickens's Dictionary of London: An Unconventional Guide, 1888 by Charles Dickens. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Dickens's Dictionary of London: BICYCLING excerpt.
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Webinar Recap: Twitter for Media Relations | League of American Bicyclists

LAB and Aliance for Biking and Walking presented a webinar on 3/19/14. You can play back the slideshow and listen in though you cannot participate or ask a question.



Webinar Recap: Twitter for Media Relations | League of American Bicyclists



Combine this with Facebook 101 and Twitter 101 and Instagram, tumblr, Pinterest, Vine 101 webinars for a complete guide to usine social media to advocate for biking and walking.



File this under Tools

League of American Bicyclists

This is the big one. The League of American Bicyclists has been around for over 100 years. There website is packed with information but you'll have to dig through some pretty graphics to find them. File under Organizations.



Home Page | League of American Bicyclists

Alliance Resources Library

This is the Alliance for Biking and Walking. Lots of information here. File under organizations.



Alliance Resources Library

How to Work with the Media | League of American Bicyclists

Look also at using twitter for media relations. Do a google search. File under tools



How to Work with the Media | League of American Bicyclists

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The case for protected bike lanes in one story | PeopleForBikes

Be sure to click through for the full article justifying expenditures on bike infrastructure.  Also check out the rest of people for bikes. Lots of resources here.
File under organizations and arguments

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bikey face Big Metal Things

Bikey face is great.  Woman's pov, commuting issues spot on.  File under images and arguments.
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bikeyface posted: "When I bike, I'm pretty by the book when it comes to the rules of the road. It used to be that I expected everyone else to do the same. But experience has made me more empathetic. So when I hear someone demand something like: "We need all cyclists to fol"

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Big Metal Things

by bikeyface
When I bike, I'm pretty by the book when it comes to the rules of the road. It used to be that I expected everyone else to do the same. But experience has made me more empathetic. So when I hear someone demand something like:
"We need all cyclists to follow the rules of the road. They're giving us a bad name!"
I roll my eyes.
You won't get everyone following the rules. Take a look at drivers. And the "bad name" is more complex than just stopping at a red light- it's a generalization from a car-centric culture.
Once you've biked in a city you quickly realize one rule trumps all road rules: self preservation.
Big Metal Things
However, people who bike may have varying opinions on how to safely keep away from the big metal things. And it's chaotic. Why? Because the infrastructure and rules are built around cars, not vulnerable road users.
If you really look at what people are doing (without judgement) you may catch a glimpse of where the real problem lies.
Big Metal Things
Yes, there will always be those to do what they can get away with. But perhaps some are just doing what they feel they need to get away with to get to work or school or back home safely.
Big Metal Things
I still take care to follow the road rules, but I'll also take care of myself if needed.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Read Run Ride | Beautiful Downtown Lewiston

Yeah, Lewiston, Idaho promoting biking and walking. File under organizations

Read Run Ride | Beautiful Downtown Lewiston

Bicycle Outreach & Education on Pinterest

This is a pinterest page specifically about bicycle outreach. lots of images and signs







Bicycle Outreach & Education on Pinterest

Reno Bike Project - » Community Outreach

This is a advocacy organization in the Reno area. Use it as a model for web page and for projects. file under organizatons



Reno Bike Project - » Community Outreach

Krank It Up! - who we are

Here's the web page for an open community bike shop providing tools and expertise to help promote cycling. File under to do's.



Krank It Up! - who we are

Taking the lane — a CyclingSavvy instructor explains her objection to bike lanes | BikinginLA

Bike lanes seem like a good idea. Yet, many cycling advocates hate them. Why?

File under arguments



Guest post: Taking the lane — a CyclingSavvy instructor explains her objection to bike lanes | BikinginLA

National Center for Safe Routes to School

National Center for Safe Routes to School

This is the go to source for information about projects that are happening now, about how to start your own projects and the tools to evaluate facilities and involve people.



File in Organizations and Tools

11 Cycling Pet Peeves | Active.com

From Active.com Do's and don'ts for motorists and cyclists file under to Do's
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5 ways to bring more bike lanes to your community | PeopleForBikes


Excellent tips like "be at public meetibgs"  file under to Do's.
Corrie

PeopleForBikes selects new Green Lane Project cities | PeopleForBikes

Blog entry about protected bike lanes project at People for bikes. File under elsewhere  (what's happening)

http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/peopleforbikes-selects-new-green-lane-project-cities

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PeopleForBikes

Look here for inspiration and models to emulate.  - - organization
Corrie

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

RTC TrailBlog - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


This Rails to Trails. Though us not an organization focused on urban cycling, they are one of a handful of nationally known cycling advocates.__Corrie

Free Webinar: Build Your Own School District Policy to Advance Safe Routes to School


Here's another webinar that looks valuable especially the online tool.
Corrie
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Building your own Safe Routes to School district policy just became much, much easier! In our next webinar, please join our expert panelists as we discuss the influence of school district policies on walking and bicycling to school and share new resources for engaging school board members. Attendees will learn about various policy opportunities at the district level and be introduced to a new, free online workbook for building and customizing their own policies. Finally, attendees will hear a case study about the rural community of Winton, California where a district level Safe Routes to School policy was recently passed.

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This blog is meant more as an index of electronic resources we may wish to use in putting together presentations and speaker's kits for the Lewis Clark Valley Bicycle Alliance. We'll use a system of lables to group posts by topic for easy retrieval.

We may also create additional pages to document physical resources and their locations. --Corrie