Author Archives: John Schubert

My criticism of the Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) program

I’d like to expand on my criticism of the Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) program and why I think it is so abhorrent. I’ve written two books & thousands of magazine articles on bicycling, and worked since 1981 as an expert … Continue reading

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Tools, options and doctrine

I was once conversing with a person who was annoyed with my cataloging the known dangers of various bicycle facilities. He fumed, “You only want people to ride a bike if they ride like you do.” And then he stormed … Continue reading

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Cycle Track Hazards — There’s Better Alternatives

I’m often asked, “How do you know that cycle tracks and bike lanes are dangerous?  Are there studies that show this? The answer is “Absolutely yes, but the proponents of these facilities ignore the studies.”

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