Posts tagged: bicycling

ON PARK AVENUE THE CAR IS NO LONGER KING

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By , August 17, 2017 3:23 pm

Park Avenue is transforming to an equal opportunity roadway for cars and bicyclists.  Driving on the newly remodeled Park Avenue and navigating through the pavement markings can have a striking effect. Waterloo is entering a new era. As days go by the unfamiliar marks on the pavement start to become a familiar scene. It all makes sense now, where the bicycles drive, where the cars park, and how fast one should be driving. The visitors will definitely notice the change. At first they might struggle a little bit to figure out where to park their cars. In the end it is all good. Hopefully they will take our message of progress to their home towns. The bike lanes are installed with some safety features. It is always up to the cyclist and the driver to be very careful when they drive or ride along this street. Bicycling is inherently dangerous as the slightest crash can cause injuries.

 

Bicycle Helmets Reduce Head Injuries

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By , May 24, 2013 10:26 am

bicycle helmet-1Bicycle_1The season for increased bicycle activity has arrived. In Black Hawk County about 200 bicyclist visit hospital emergency rooms every year. There is the danger of head injury. Bicycle helmets are proven to reduce head injuries by 80 percent. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention a lot of bicyclists don’t wear a helmet. Children are more at risk. They have a sense of immortality. Children bicycle related deaths and  injuries can be reduced by use of helmets. In Black Hawk County about 50% of the bicycle emergency room visits are people 18 years old and younger.

Cedar Valley Does Not Need Another Pedestrian Fatality

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By , October 21, 2011 11:59 am

Days are becoming shorter. Sadly Cedar Falls and Waterloo both have experienced fatal pedestrian-car crashes in recent years.  Most of our area fatalities have been during dark hours of the day. Some have involved alcohol.  Alcohol impairs a pedestrian just like it impairs a driver.  Pedestrian and bicyclist must help others see them. Wear bright, reflective, and even fluorescent colors. Wear safety retro-reflective gear.  Carry something bright and even a light if possible.   Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6.  Mornings will be darker.  Don’t walk close to the edge of street with your back to traffic.

 

Light Colored Clothing & Reflective Gear Makes for Safer Walking and Bicycling

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By , October 5, 2011 9:24 am

Days are getting shorter. Light colored clothing and reflective gear makes walking and bicycling a little safer.

RAGBRAI is around the corner!

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By , June 9, 2010 8:00 am

RAGBRAI 2010 will be rolling through Waterloo before you know it! The city will be an overnight stop on Thursday, July 29. It’s important that Cedar Valley drivers are aware of the routes, as thousands of bicyclists will be wheeling their way into and out of town. Are you avoiding certain roads during RAGBRAI? Leave a comment and let us know!

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