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August 26, 2014by Ken McLeodLast Friday I spoke to researchers, agency staff, and industry at the fall meeting of the Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation (T-SET) University Transportation Center (UTC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA. CMU and the University of Pennsylvania are partners in the US DOT funded UTC that is one of up to 35 UTCs that are funded under MAP-21 with up to $72.5...
August 11, 2014by Ken McLeodOn August 22, I will be participating in a panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon University with researchers, transportation agency staff, and industry leaders about the implications of autonomous and connected vehicles. I am looking forward to the opportunity to share the voice of bicyclists with an audience that may shape the next major transportation revolution in our country and would...
May 21, 2014by Andy ClarkeA terrible string of fatal bike crashes in the Tampa area in late 2011 and early 2012 left the local bike community reeling. As they shared each awful tragedy with us, we too felt frustrated and powerless. We also realized how little we really knew about the circumstances of serious crashes between bikes and cars, and how woefully inadequate (and late) the available data was at the national level...
May 2, 2014by Ken McLeodSome automakers predict automated cars will be publicly available as early as 2017. As advanced vehicle technologies take over the driving of cars, what does this technological shift means for bicyclists, pedestrians, and others who share the road with those cars? A new bill in Congress, supported by the League, could ensure that consumer are better informed.
December 16, 2013by Ken McLeodIt’s been a little less than a year since Bike Law University was launched last January. In that time the series has covered 10 categories of law that may affect cyclists and motorists as they share the road. To cap off the year we are updating the sections on Safe Passing laws, Share the Road license plates, Bicycling Under the Influence, Mandatory Helmet laws, and Where to Ride laws.
March 12, 2013by Ken McLeodLast week, more than 750 bicyclists from all 50 states gathered for the 2013 National Bike Summit — and several advocates were able to attend specifically because of their state's Share the Road license plate. As a beneficiary of the specialty plates, Georgia Bikes used some of it funding to provide scholarships for three key advocates working in underrepresented communities. But the Peach State...