The Federal Highway Administration just released “A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling,” a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort. The guide is available for download at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike/ped_cmnity/. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is offering a webinar…

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The evidence is clear:  wearing a helmet can save your life or may prevent serious head injury in the event of an accident when you are riding a bike.  Here are the facts:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/really-the-claim-cycling-is-the-top-sport-for-head-injuries/?src=recg

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Smart Cycling Class for adults May 4, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Heights High School, for riders who want to learn more about using a bicycle to get around town, for errands, commuting to work and fun. Learn tips, tools, and techniques to operate your bicycle confidently. The course includes classroom instruction and bike handling…

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An article in the April 18, 2012 Christian Science Monitor explains why bicycling is good for everyone, including motorists: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/Change-Agent/2012/0418/Boom-in-biking-benefits-everyone-not-just-bicyclists

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With potential snowfall looming over the horizon, late November is great time to get your bike, wardrobe, and psyche ready for winter cycling. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on your bike this winter: 1. Be Seen Lights and reflective gear are a must, especially in winter riding when motorists simply don’t expect…

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Lois Moss from Walk and Roll has been working with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)  on a bicycle safety initiative. Communities across the greater Cleveland area are candidates to receive funding from ODOT to help educate cyclists to help lower bike/car crashes. Richard Wong, Cleveland Heights’…

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Editorial note: Sam Bell (AKA: the “lusty wrench”) is a Cleveland Heights cyclist who submitted this letter to address proper intersection etiquette between cyclists and motorists. If you’d like to add a tip, please leave a comment below. ***** Dear Motorist, I appreciate your courtesy in waving my bike through the intersection. But, really, I’d…

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