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Category: Bicycle News

Criminal Organization Steals $90,000 worth of bicycles in 5 minutes

Posted on November 19, 2021 in Bicycle News

As one can probably imagine, bicycle theft is not a huge problem only in the Bay Area. Our colleagues in Colorado report that eight individuals were indicted just this week by a grand jury for allegedly running a large scale bicycle theft operation as well as other thefts that resulted in the combined theft and/or…

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Governor Newsom Vetoes A.B. 122

Posted on October 26, 2021 in Bicycle News,Blog

By Michael Stephenson I recently wrote about A.B. 122 – a proposed bill which had passed the California assembly and California Senate – would have legalized the so-called California roll or California stop. Unfortunately, Governor Newsom vetoed this bill last week, and thus it will not become law in California (at least for now). In his…

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A.B. 122 – Bicycle Safety Stop Bill

Posted on August 16, 2021 in Bicycle News,Blog,Laws,Safety

By Michael Stephenson A.B. 122 – a bill which has passed the California assembly and may soon be voted on in the California Senate – would legalize the so-called California roll or California stop. The Senate Committee on Transportation Digest on the bill reads: “This bill  permits a person riding  a bicycle approaching a stop sign…

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Sutter Shoreline Park Now Open to Bicyclists

Posted on October 26, 2020 in Bicycle News

Any new opportunity to enjoy the iconic scenery of the San Francisco Bay is something to celebrate. The new Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline park offers just that with fresh vistas and new amenities on the Oakland waterfront for hikers, sightseers and bicyclists. Judge John Sutter Shoreline Opens East Bay Times reported the park open…

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Revel Electric Mopeds In San Francisco

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Bicycle News

The battle for micromobility superiority in San Francisco continues with a new option available for people who travel by app swipes and rideshares. Over 400 Revel electric mopeds hit the streets of San Fran in late August 2020. The city joins Oakland and Berkley where Revel E-mopeds have already been available for some time. The…

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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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