News

I Should Really Follow My Own Advice

BikeNerd came mighty close to getting squished last weekend, all because he wasn't following his own good advice to stay off the sidewalk.

09/22/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

The Struggle for Standardization

With so many recent innovations and experiments in on-road bicycle facility design, there's little consensus on how best to design them or even what to call a particular design. But standardization is necessary if Seattle wants to meet its Bike Master Pla

09/22/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

A Little Financial Food for Thought

Twitter has been abuzz about an exciting bikey financial fact the past few weeks: Portland built its entire 300-mile network of bike ways for the cost of a single mile of urban freeway. It's an excellent reminder of how comparatively low cost bike infrast

09/15/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Ask BikeNerd: Jerks in the Bike Lane

Cars, cabs, and trucks treat bike lanes like bonus parking spots all too often, but how should bicyclist proceed? Call it in? Sulk? Ignore it? Write an angry blog post?

09/03/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Ask BikeNerd: Getting Newbies on a Bike and on the Road

This week's Ask BikeNerd caters to the needs of bicycling newbies: What kind of bike should I buy, how much should I pay, where should I buy it, and how do I ride it?

08/30/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Beacon Hill Bike Group Gets Organized. And Gets Cash.

Unsatisfied with the intra-neighborhood bike and pedestrian facilities in Beacon Hill, Beacon BIKES! organized, landed a $15,000 grant, and set out to create a neighborhood network that meets their needs.

08/24/2010 By Josh Cohen

This Washington

We Need a Vulnerable Users Law, ASAP

An uninsured eastern-Washington driver will likely go unpunished after hitting and severely injuring a bicyclist and killing a pedestrian. It's just another amongst many examples of why Washington needs a vulnerable users law.

08/20/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Reminder: SDOT Open House for Revised Dexter Ave Plans Tonight

SDOT is holding a public open house tonight for their revised Dexter Ave bike plans. Don't miss your chance to weigh in on the highs and lows of the project.

08/19/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

I Heart Bike Works

Columbia City's Bike Works does a lot of good with their youth and adult programs, bike recycling, and community investment. But its also a great place to find a damn good deal.

08/18/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

Roosevelt-11th Ave Bike Lane Couplet is a Welcome Addition

SDOT installed traditional bike lanes on 11th Ave through the U-District this week, the second half of the Roosevelt-11th Ave couplet. BikeNerd took the lanes for a test spin and (mostly) liked what he saw.

08/12/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Thomas Street Bike Overpass May Finally Get Funding

A $3.96 million grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council could provide the funding necessary to complete the a bike and pedestrian overpass over West Thomas St., if it passes approval by the PSRC's executive board.

08/06/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Wheeling Through The Weekend

Another weekend's upon us and it's filled with lots of bike events for you too attend. BikeNerd's out of town, but he still wants you to go.

07/30/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Ask BikeNerd: Flat-Resistant Tires, Running Reds, and Drafting Strangers

In this week's Ask BikeNerd, Josh Cohen answers your questions about flat-resistant tires, red lights that just don't seem to change for bikes, and those jerky strangers who love to "draft."

07/30/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Stalled Roosevelt Bike Lanes Should be a Wake-Up Call

Maple Leaf bike lane detractors won a partial victory this week when SDOT announced it will postpone part of its NE Roosevelt bike lane project. BikeNerd sees this as a wake up call for Seattle's silent bike advocates.

07/29/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

Nickerson Construction Begins, Bike-Vs-Car Debate Returns

KING-5's report on the Nickerson St. road diet construction paints it as a broad and shallow bikes-vs-cars issue. BikeNerd explains why that view is an impediment to progress.

07/26/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Wheeling Through the Weekend

It's going to be really, really nice this weekend. BikeNerd tells you how to best spend it atop two wheels.

07/23/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Ask BikeNerd: Sidewalk Riding, Bike Rack Etiquette, and the Right to Confront

In this week's Ask BikeNerd, BikeNerd tackles questions about riding on the sidewalk, bike rack etiquette, and confronting distracted drivers. Send your questions to [email protected]

07/23/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Seattle-to-Portland: Long Miles, Lovely People, Lots of Food

BikeNerd joined 10,000 other cyclists on Cascade Bike Club's annual Seattle-to-Portland ride. Over the course of his 202-mile, one-day ride, BikeNerd made some new friends, made a few enemies, and ate his weight in energy bars.

07/20/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Admiral Way Bike Lanes Draw Support and Scorn

SDOT held an open house in West Seattle last night to present their proposals to remove a car lane and add in bike and pedestrian infrastructure on SW Admiral Way drawing heat from frightened residents.

07/14/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

On Women and Bicycling: "Sharing the Road With Boys"

A new Portland-based, feminist bike 'zine looks at sexism in bike world (oh those bike shop dudes) and contemplates what to do about it.

07/12/2010 By Josh Cohen