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Researchers have found that permitting cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs increases the flow of traffic and actually protects both motorists and those on bicycles. The law went into effect this month in Washington.
Staff and wire reports
Roger Hernandez is still cranking at the Shacktown bike shop downtown, even after thieves made off with $3,000 in bikes, tools and other equipment last week.
John Hughes is busier than ever and still fretting about making ends meet. That’s because his Detroit-based cycling shop has plenty of customers, just not enough bikes.
Spokane Valley Cycle Celebration’s organizers thought last week they’d scored a victory, when the health district finally gave them the green light to go ahead with their annual bike ride. But those hopes were dashed as Spokane County’s prospects of moving beyond Phase 2 become more distant.
The company says its technicians will clean the scooters daily and are encouraging riders to wash their hands or use sanitizer once they reach their destination. Lime has already returned to city streets in Boise, Bothell and elsewhere during the pandemic.
What’s an aging cyclist to do when the hills get too long and steep – even if it is the same hill as it was 25 years ago?
Elephant Bikes are built by one man in a Colbert garage, where Glen Copus turns out bikes known for their idiosyncratic designs and expert craftsmanship. But Copus is disarmingly unpretentious about his product and adamant about keeping the design utilitarian and no-frills.
From the fringe to the mainstream, fat bikes are here and trails are booming
In the past 10 years, the city has more than tripled its miles of bikeways and connected parts of town previously impassable on two wheels. With a new batch of elected officials entering office in 2020, it remains to be seen if that momentum will carry over into the 2020s.
Bicycling – a force against nature? I never thought I’d see THAT day come. But I have.
Regional rules governing motorized electric bikes vary and, with the approval of a new federal order allowing e-bikes on national parks and other public lands, that variance has only increased.
Motorized electric bicycles may soon be humming their way into serene national parks and other public lands nationwide, under a new Trump administration order – hotly opposed by many outdoors groups – allowing the so-called e-bikes on every federal trail where a regular bike can go.
Starting June 28 at 6 p.m. and ending June 30 at 10 p.m., Lime bikes and scooters can’t be checked out or parked in parts of downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park.
Lime scooters returned to Spokane on Monday and the new rules are are slowing down traffic in Riverfront Park.
More than 500 Lime electric scooters and bikes will return to Spokane beginning Monday, available for use during Bike to Work week.
For those who still have dollars on their Lime apps, the two-week countdown begins. Lime, the purveyor of those popular, if occasionally bothersome, electric green scooters, will return to Spokane on May 13.
Tim Lacey wheeled his newly bought red 1973 Raleigh Olympian bike out of the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the hosting grounds for the eighth annual Spokane Bike Swap and Expo on Saturday, when hundreds of used bikes are consigned and sold for cheap. The Raleigh Olympian wasn’t exactly what the Central Washington University student was looking for.
A 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival People’s Choice Award-winning film, “Bikes of Wrath,” will be shown March 14.
City leaders hope to bring bike sharing back to Spokane by spring, but with a new set of rules for both companies and riders.