What’s Velo?

VĂ©lo is the French word for bike.

Wrong Way Bike Route

I spotted this sign this afternoon out in rural/suburban Hennepin County, Minnesota. This is a two-lane, moderately traveled roadway with shoulders on both sides of the roadway.

wrong way bike route by VeloTraffic, on Flickr

This is a signed “bike route” with the signs on the left side of the roadway, encouraging cyclists to . . . → Read More: Wrong Way Bike Route

Illinois to Track Dooring Collisions

Illinois to start tracking bicycle ‘dooring’ collisions

The Chicago Tribune reports that Illinois will begin tracking dooring incidents:

The new rules, which officials said will be announced Monday and take effect immediately, require police departments across the state to record “dooring” accidents on Illinois traffic crash forms.

The dooring data will be incorporated into annual . . . → Read More: Illinois to Track Dooring Collisions

Simple Wayfinding Signs

Many communities are actively adding wayfinding signage to their bicycle facilities to help cyclists know where they are and which way to go. I want to highlight a couple of the sign designs that the City of Minneapolis is using because I really think they have done a great job with them. I like these . . . → Read More: Simple Wayfinding Signs