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Category: Bicycle News

Protected Intersections in Oakland

Posted on August 12, 2020 in Bicycle News

A measure to shrink intersections for Oakland motorists and expand them for pedestrians and cyclists is getting positive results. A new study shows the new traffic measures along Chinatown streets are forcing motorists to yield to safety. Protected Intersections for Oakland Cyclists The protected intersections project installed five safer intersection designs around the Lake Merritt…

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Should Bicyclists Wear Masks in California?

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

A long, sweaty ride through the Bay Area is tough enough to endure, but should bicyclists wear masks as an addition to their gear during a worldwide pandemic? Most people who exercise find a mask makes the efforts that much harder.  Breathing through any material can restrict oxygen and build heat quickly.  At the very…

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Fell Street Bike Lane Open for Riders

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

A temporary protected bike lane was approved on Fell Street in mid-July.  Now the new Fell Street bike lane is welcoming bikes. It runs for about a mile between Baker Street and Shrader Street. It’s an attempt to space all travelers out after overcrowding during the shelter-in place-orders of 2020. The lane allows pedestrians and…

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Confusion Over Alameda “Bike Lanes” or “Outdoor Dining Area”

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

Alameda is taking steps to give downtown restaurants a helping hand in attracting customers. This move may eventually pave the way for better pedestrian and bicycle access too. But there has been some confusion in the implementation. New Lines Painted for Outdoor Seating Areas The city has redesigned Park Street to provide restaurants with socially-distant…

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Bicycle Shortage Continues in the Bay Area

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

In the era of social distancing and shelter in place orders, bicycle businesses have found new traction. The boom in biking can be seen along nearly any San Franciso Street.  Demand for two-wheeled travel has been surging as people stuck at home with limited social or entertainment options. Bicycles provide exercise, stress relief, and for…

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How to Get on Muni with Your Bike

Posted on July 31, 2020 in Bicycle News

As more and more Bay Area residents look for reasons to escape the house, bicycling is growing in popularity.  People that may feel stuck at home have turned to two-wheeled travel for exercise or even to get to work or score some groceries. Trek decided to find out exactly why bikes have grown in popularity…

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