Secretary LaHood meets with bicycling advocates; blogs about it

The League of American Bicyclists has published the following article about Secretary of Transportation (U.S. Department of Transportation) Ray LaHood’s meeting this week with the America Bikes organization, a national coalition that includes the League of American Bicyclists… “Today the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, wrote on his blog: ‘I don’t think anyone who reads […]

N.J. lawmaker back-pedals on bicycle license plates

NewJerseyNewsroom.com has published the following article regarding proposed NJ bill requiring the registration of all Bicycles in the state… “An Essex County lawmaker has back-pedaled on her proposal that would have required bicycle owners to register their bikes. Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker, who initially proposed the bill, said her “intention was never to impose a […]

Bike lanes inspire more cycling, says study

PhysOrg.com posts the following interesting article. “A Tulane University study sees a 57 percent increase in cycling along St. Claude Avenue, the city’s first street to get the new lanes…” What was the old movie line, “If you build it they will come“? READ MORE…

Bike lanes create more jobs than other road projects, per $ 1 mil

From the League of American Bicyclists comes the following story. “According to a new report by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says that building bike lanes and pedestrian projects, and bike boulevards, create more job per million dollars spent than road repairs and road resurfacing…” READ MORE

New Rules for the New Year — what they might mean

From the League of American Bicyclists comes the following story. “The incoming leadership team in the House of Representatives is proposing a raft of changes to the way the House is run; it’s part of the larger effort to rein-in government expenditures and get a grip on the deficit, as well as ushering in an […]

New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition – New Jersey Three-Foot Law Proposed

Niles Commisso shares some information he recently received from the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition. The Coalition is a non-profit organization working to make New Jersey a better place to live through safer, more enjoyable ways to bicycle and walk. “…This next year looks to be an interesting one, especially in view of the […]