Jan 102015
MoBike position on cycle tracks

Statement by MoBike (Montgomery Bicycle Advocates) on cycle tracks: Cycle tracks, sometimes called separated or protected bike lanes, are one of the most promising new bike facility types to be implemented in the U.S. in recent years. Because cycle tracks physically separate cyclists from car traffic, they appeal to the “interested but concerned” category of bicyclists who would ride their bikes more if they felt safer doing so. The societal benefits of getting more people using their bikes for transportation, as well as the prospect of fewer deaths and injuries, make it worthwhile to provide cycle tracks in many contexts.  However, they are not completely without drawbacks, as noted below, so their suitability should be determined on a street-by-street basis.  […]

Mar 122013

WashCycle has been reporting on this fatal crash, which occurred at the intersection of Fenton St and Silver Spring Ave in Silver Spring on Sunday evening. From the Montgomery County Police Department press feed: Detectives from the Montgomery County Police–Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) are investigating a fatal collision that occurred last evening in Silver Spring. Last night (March 10) at approximately 9:08 p.m., 3rd District officers and Fire & Rescue responded to the intersection of Silver Spring Avenue and Fenton Street for the report of a collision.  Preliminary investigation by patrol units indicated that the bicyclist was northbound on the sidewalk of the southbound side of Fenton Street and was approaching Silver Spring Avenue.  A 2004 Toyota Corolla was traveling […]

 Posted by at 3:18 am on Mar 12, 2013  Comments Off on Bicyclist killed in Silver Spring
Oct 262012

The Montgomery County Police Department just issued a press release about the bicycle crash on Darnestown Rd at Berryville Road that occurred Wednesday.  According to the release, The bicyclist involved in the collision has been identified as Michael Wilhelm Breithaupt, age 54, of the 3700 block of East West Highway in Chevy Chase.  Mr. Breithaupt remains in critical condition in a local hospital. The police are seeking help from the public in finding the cyclist’s car.  They say it’s likely he parked a black 1991 Jeep somewhere in Montgomery County on Wednesday morning or afternoon.  His wife thought he might have parked at Bretton Woods (near the intersection of River Road and Seneca Road) or Poolesville High School, but the […]

Aug 042012

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on two separate incidents where cyclists were fatally struck on the same road in the same week. One speeding driver struck the rear tire of James Price‘s bike about 5 a.m. July 25 in the 7400 block of Penn Avenue. Price, 46, of Homewood, who was wearing a helmet and had his headlight and rear light operating, died about 5:30 a.m. in UPMC Presbyterian. The motorist, who was driving a white vehicle, is being sought by police. On Wednesday, Anthony Green, 47, of Wilkinsburg, was struck from behind while riding his bike about 10 p.m. [July 31] in the 7700 block of Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg. He died Thursday. The driver who hit him and remained […]

 Posted by at 2:31 pm on Aug 4, 2012  Comments Off on Pittsburgh crashes, four-foot passing law