Category Archives: Rules of the Road

Ask not what motorists can do for you

So far this year, nine people riding bicycles have died as a result of a crash with a motor vehicle.  According to the Journal Sentinel’s review of the police crash reports, motorists were at fault in five of the crashes … Continue reading

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We can be the change we want to see

With the most recent report that a distracted motorist killed another innocent person riding a bicycle, many in the cycling community are grappling with grief, anger and an underlying desire to do something, anything that might make a bit of a difference and … Continue reading

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Share and Be Aware July Update

As part of the Share & Be Aware program, the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin staff have been working hard to educate pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists about their rights and responsibilities for ensuring each others’ safety on the road. Whether you … Continue reading

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Share and Be Aware

No matter if you prefer to get around on foot, by bicycle or behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we all need attractive, convenient and safe facilities.   Wisconsin now has a Complete Streets law, so as our roads … Continue reading

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3 feet rule: New PSA from Texas

I know, I know, we can’t compare the youthful, hipster, spicy food-cart culture of Austin, TX to Milwaukee’s boiled Badger ham and hard rolls served with midwestern malaise, but given the upcoming Ride of Silence emphasis on Wisconsin’s 3 ft rule, … Continue reading

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Ride of Silence

The Milwaukee Ride of Silence will take place on Wednesday May 18th, leaving from the North Shore Wheel and Sprocket  in Fox Point at 7pm.  The 7 mile long ride is being organized by the Warshafsky Law Firm along with Wheel & Sprocket … Continue reading

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Sometimes a cyclist shouldn’t obey the law

Bicyclists are often criticized for not obeying the laws.  I argued in a recent post that people riding bicycles actually are more law-abiding than people who drive cars. That said, I ended that post with a plea that those of us who do ride … Continue reading

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Scorchers and Scofflaws: Just the Facts Please

  I can’t tell you how many times I hear complaints (from motorists and cyclists alike) about cyclists who run red lights and ride on the sidewalk.  If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that cyclists … Continue reading

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RW24 Lost and Found

This was the first year I have participated in the Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Race, so I made a point of reading the goals and the rules before I rode down there.  The website states the intent is “show off … Continue reading

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