Advocacy

Commuting to Work Tips

Posted on Aug 27, 2015

Equipment – Choose a bike that’s safe and comfortable. – Carry a spare tube, tire levers, pump and a simple bike tool in a saddle bag.  Learn how to change a tire ahead of time.  Take a basic bike maintenance class to learn more. – Get a pannier to haul your gear.  A backpack will leave you with a sweaty and sore back! – Do the ABC Quick Check- Air: tire pressure at correct PSI. Brakes: functioning properly. Chain: clean, no kinks and lubed up. Quick release on wheel is closed. – Clean your bike regularly.  Take it in for a tune up once in a while.   Clothing...

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Old Town Farm – Support Bike In Zoning

Posted on Feb 8, 2013

Old Town Farm – Support Bike In Zoning

From OldTownFarm.com Picture this: You’re riding down the bike path away from the frenzied traffic and enjoying the great outdoors. But this isn’t a recreational ride. You’re conducting everyday business…crossing errands off your list, doing many of the things you’ve traditionally done in your car…on your bike. Along the trail you stop in at a farm shop, buy vegetables and jam and put them in one of your three baskets. Further down the path, you buy candy and flowers from a path-side vendor. Up ahead there’s a book store and a bike shop. And,...

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Exclusion Zones Explained

Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Exclusion Zones Explained

Exclusion zones, developed by Dan Gutierrez, are one of the most important concepts for successful bicycling and designing facilities which support it. Bicyclists should not be directed, by law or by design, to operate in any of these exclusion...

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Bicycling Community Blasts Light Sentences

Posted on Nov 2, 2012

Bicycling Community Blasts Light Sentences

By Patrick Lohmann / Journal Staff Writer, Albuquerque Journal on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 Regardless of what sentence a judge hands down during a Friday morning hearing, Sheryl Kearby won’t be pleased. That’s because the maximum possible punishment for Carol Svinarich – the woman who struck and killed Kearby’s husband with her SUV as he rode his bicycle on Osuna in January – is 90 days in jail and a $300 fine. “She obviously needs to sit in jail and think about what she did,” Kearby said. “I don’t think it’s sufficient to begin with.” Svinarich was convicted of careless driving after witnesses...

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SRTS Implementing MAP-21

Posted on Oct 10, 2012

SRTS Implementing MAP-21

From the Safe Routes to Schools newsletter   Implementing MAP-21 – the New Transportation Law Securing Safe Routes Funds – One State at a Time Since we are now past October 1, that means that the new transportation law, MAP-21, is now officially in effect. We should soon have more guidance from the US Department of Transportation about how states can implement the new Transportation Alternatives program. Stay tuned for more information just as soon as that guidance is out. Even without that additional information, states are already making decisions and considering their options for Safe...

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You Vote. Bicycling Wins.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012

You Vote. Bicycling Wins.

A note from BikesBelong.org & peopleforbikes.org:   Wouldn’t life be better if you could ride your bike a little more often? If you didn’t have to worry about finding a safe place to ride? If the children in your community could bicycle to school instead of being driven everywhere? If you believe in a better future for bicycling, we have an easy way for you to make a difference. All you need to do is vote for our parent foundation, Bikes Belong, in the Chase Community Grants competition. With five days to go, we are in 18th place, just 1,000 votes away from a $100,000 grant and 10,000...

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