Bikes http://kvpr.org en New Hit-And-Run Law Proposed To Keep Bike Riders Safer http://kvpr.org/post/new-hit-and-run-law-proposed-keep-bike-riders-safer <p>As the number of bike riders continues to grow in California, so do concerns about bicyclists’ safety. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on the latest effort to get drivers to share the road.</p><p>As Damian Kevitt stood at the starting line of the charity bike ride he organized he had one overwhelming emotion…</p><p><em>Kevitt: “Elation is a nice word for it. I was so happy.”</em></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:15:24 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32098 at http://kvpr.org New Hit-And-Run Law Proposed To Keep Bike Riders Safer Commentary: Planada Teens Organize For Bike, Pedestrian Safety http://kvpr.org/post/commentary-planada-teens-organize-bike-pedestrian-safety <p>We live in Planada, California, a small, unincorporated town of 4,500 people nine miles into the croplands outside Merced. In December 2012, we joined a youth group here organized by the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program that meets every Friday after school. Although Jonathan is only 14 and Uriel is 13, we’ve become regulars at county planning meetings: We want to figure out how to make Planada’s streets safe.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:37:28 +0000 Jonathan Hernandez & Uriel Sanchez 28930 at http://kvpr.org Commentary: Planada Teens Organize For Bike, Pedestrian Safety Study: Distracted Driving A Big Problem, Even Near Schools http://kvpr.org/post/study-distracted-driving-big-problem-even-near-schools <p class="p1">There&rsquo;s new evidence that distracted driving is a problem not just on the roadways in general &ndash; but specifically around schools.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">The California Friday Night Live Partnership and the Allstate Foundation asked high school students to spend an hour counting distracted drivers at nearly 70 schools across the state.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 23188 at http://kvpr.org Study: Distracted Driving A Big Problem, Even Near Schools Law Would Give Bikes a Buffer Zone http://kvpr.org/post/law-would-give-bikes-buffer-zone <p>For a third time a California lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require cars to maintain a distance of at least three feet when passing a bicycle. The previous two bills were vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on why this time might be different.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:53:05 +0000 Katie Orr 19140 at http://kvpr.org Law Would Give Bikes a Buffer Zone On Valley Edition: Summer Scoop; Fresno State President; Fresno Bikes; Police Violence http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-summer-scoop-fresno-state-president-fresno-bikes-police-violence <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Valley Edition we talk to the new president of Fresno State, Joseph Castro; kickoff our summer-long series on ice cream traditions in the San Joaquin Valley with a look at small town scoops; question the future of Fresno's plan to become more bicycle friendly and talk about what's being done to prevent miscounduct by law enforcement.</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:18:19 +0000 Joe Moore, Rebecca Plevin & Ezra David Romero 16220 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Summer Scoop; Fresno State President; Fresno Bikes; Police Violence