bicycle safety

Court battle still rages over eastern Iowa city’s decision to block access to recreational trail

BY: - May 7, 2021

A coalition of eastern Iowa bicyclists and runners are planning to appeal a court ruling favoring one city’s decision to block a connection to the historic Mississippi River Trail. The planned appeal would challenge a recent district court ruling that represents an unusual legal setback for bicyclists and others who are attempting to connect or […]

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80% of fatal e-scooter crashes involve cars – new study suggests ways to prevent collisions

BY: - April 19, 2021

About 30 people in the United States have been killed riding electric scooters since 2018. Most – 80% – were hit by drivers of cars. Publicly available e-scooters arrived to U.S. cities in 2017 as an energy-efficient and fun new way to get around town. By 2019, e-scooter rides had soared from zero to 88 […]

Bicycles or motor vehicles? Lawmakers work to classify low-speed, electric bikes

BY: - February 13, 2020

Low-speed, electric bicycles are blazing trails in traffic laws around the country and Iowa lawmakers are trying to decide how to treat these new hybrids. So-called e-bikes are designed so that a rider may pedal them with or without assistance from a low-power motor.  Bicycle advocates want them to be classified more like unpowered bikes, […]

Proposed bill requires lights on bikes, not the riders

BY: - January 27, 2020

Bicycle riders would need lights on the front and rear of their bikes at night and in inclement weather under legislation approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday. The committee sent several bills to the full Senate Monday, including a constituent’s bicycle safety bill, Senate File 51, that prompted a brief discussion of safe […]