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You're not as visible on a bike at night as you think, new study shows

Posted on May 20th, 2013 at 1:37 pm.

Not as flashy as most
people think.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

People who ride bikes at night consistently overestimate their visibility to other road users, a new study has found.
They also overlook a few tricks, like reflective strips around the ankles and knees, that can help the most.
The report, led by Joanne Wood of the Queensland University of [...]

"Symbolic" bike tax proposed in Washington should sound familiar

Posted on February 20th, 2013 at 4:42 pm.

Don't forget to add tax.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

The Seattle Times reported today on a $10 billion transportation funding package introduced by state lawmakers. The package includes a provision that would levy $25 tax on the sale of all bicycles over $500. The tax would be one of six revenue streams and would be expected to [...]

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