bicycles

Bike Safety Discussed In Kalamazoo

Jan 15, 2020
WMUK

A new approach to bike safety in Kalamazoo is on the agenda for a meeting Thursday, January 16. "Driving Change" is a public safety awareness campaign Grand Rapids aimed at reducing traffic accidents involving bicyclists. Bike groups will meet with state and local officials to talk about a similar program in Kalamazoo.

Lawmakers Plan Ways To Make Michigan Roads Safer

May 29, 2018
Once a week, competitive cyclist Valerie Litznerski rides her bike to work. To avoid dangerous intersections, she says she cuts through apartment complexes, parking lots, and adds time to her ride.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers in Lansing want to make Michigan roads safer. Republican Senator Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) hopes to wrap up bills to make bicyclists safer on the roads soon. 

Joel Page / AP Photo

A pair of bills that are supposed to make Michigan’s roads safer for bicyclists are waiting for the Senate’s consideration.

One would require students in driver’s education classes to spend at least an hour learning to drive safely around “vulnerable” road users. The other would require drivers to pass cyclists with three feet of clearance when possible, and to pass them safely in any case.

WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Survivors of last year’s deadly bike crash near Kalamazoo testified Wednesday before a state Senate committee in support of safety legislation. 

Biking Across Michigan For Kids With Diabetes

Aug 3, 2017
Tom Scheidel

Registration is still open for Third Coast Cycling's One-Day Ride Across Michigan. The League of Michigan Bicyclists started the annual event in the 1980's. Third Coast Cycling took over in 2009. One of the bike ride's organizers, Tom Scheidel, says it's gotten better over the last eight years.

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