This page serves as an index of articles that provide important background knowledge and useful talking points for bicyclist and pedestrian advocates.
General Background Knowledge for Advocates
- Bicycling: Privilege or Right? – A historical background on the right to travel by walking and cycling
- Paying for Shared Roads – Tax revenues are not keeping up with the costs of building and maintaining a road systems.
- How to Pass a Bicyclist – Consistent messaging for motorists
- Using the Left Half of the Lane – Explains how defensive bicycling is sometimes counter-intuitive
- The Evolution of Stay-Right Laws – Understand what the law does – and doesn’t – require in NC and other states, and why
- Courteous Cycling – Establishing appropriate framing and expectations
- Get to Know the ITE Traffic Control Devices Handbook – Learn how to use this respected guide to advocate for better design practices
- Assured Clear Distance Ahead and Vision Zero – Traffic law requires drivers to limit their speed so that they can stop reliably within their sight distance
- Autonomous Driving and Collision Avoidance Systems – An in-depth analysis of current technology and implications for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public policy
HB232 Bicycle Safety Law Study
- HB232 Update – The latest on HB232
- NCDOT Releases Final Report to Legislature – Where to find the final report and appendices
- BikeWalk NC Feedback on H232 Study Report – A detailed discussion of BikeWalk NC’s response to NCDOT’s proposals to change traffic laws for bicyclists.
- Safe Passing Principles, Laws, and Recommendations – A report prepared by BikeWalk NC for the HB232 Committee
- The Evolution of Stay-Right Laws – A report prepared by BikeWalk NC for the HB232 Committee
- Interpretation of NC Stay Right Law – PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes prepared by BikeWalk NC for NCDOT (pdf version without notes here)
- Critical Mind Share – Evolving thinking on bicyclist lane use
- BikeWalk NC Position on Bicycle Detection at Demand-Actuated Traffic Signals
- BikeWalk NC Background Paper on Sensors for Bicycle Detection
- BikeWalk NC Position Paper on Safer Passing (Superseded by HB232 study recommendation and actual law change)