- The death of a skateboarder in Montreal and a recent study from McGill University has led for calls for safer road designs. "A recent study by researchers at McGill University and Montreal's Department of Public Health suggests vehicles making right turns at busy intersections pose a more significant danger to cyclists than other traffic manoeuvres. The study also shows that bus stops in proximity to intersections increase cyclist injury occurrence." They suggest sharper turns to force vehicles to slow down, bike boxes, bicycle traffic lights, and advanced green lights for cyclists. "Parking should be prohibited near intersections on streets with bike paths, he said. And Montreal must use better road-painting techniques so bike lanes and stop lines are not wiped out by springtime." (Tip)
- A pedestrian was tangled in the leash of two dogs being "walked" by a cyclist. The pedestrian hit her head and died. Do people need to be told not to walk a dog while biking? Isn't that common sense?
- Madison's getting bike sharing and it will only cost them $1. What will the local GOP blog about now? "The program, which will include 350 bikes at 35 kiosk locations primarily in the downtown, was set to debut by May and be up and running in time for the Congress for the New Urbanism's conference in Madison in June."