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Thursday, 28 May 2020 23:51

Social Distancing While Biking

Bicycling Safely During Covid-19 We don't know how long social distancing guidelines will continue, but social distancing, even while biking, will most likely continue for the foreseeable future. According to the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike), "[o]ne of the more confusing parts of our [social distancing] directives is to stay six feet away from others. But how does that really work when you're out riding with others at a steady [15mph]? We've found some interesting studies that have been looking into the aerodynamics of particles when someone is running or biking. Research from one study from Belgium advises that for walking, the distance of…
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 14:27

Rules of the Road for Motorists

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists Now that Governor Charlie Baker has relaxed the stay at home order, more people are likely to take to the roadways on their bicycles. This may not be the best news for those behind the wheel -- the relationship between motorists and bicyclists is often contentious -- but since bicycles are classified as vehicles, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Before your next encounter with a bicyclist, get to know the rules of the road as mandated by the Massachusetts Legislature. (See: Rules of the Road for Bicyclists.) Guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's are…
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:04

Rules of the Road for Bicyclists

Sharing the Road with Motorists National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast, was established in 1956 to advocate for a bike friendly America, to showcase the many benefits of bicycling, and to encourage more people to try bicycling. Although this year's events are on hold due to coronavirus, the organization is encouraging people to get on bicycles and ride. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has relaxed the stay at home order, and bicycling is a great way to get out of the house as well as enjoy fresh air and…
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