Bike helmet laws have changed, but not by much.
There’s still some barriers in place to get you around town, but now it’s not just bike lanes and parking lots.
And a new, much-anticipated feature, bicycle booths, could make them safer.
article A bike shop is a place where customers can pay for parts, accessories, repair services and other services they can use.
A booth in an established business might be used to sell bike parts or accessories, but a bike shop can also serve as a convenient place to take your bike out for a test ride or just pick up a bike at the end of the day.
Bicyclist booths have been around for years, but the idea is that a bike will just pop up at your destination and you can just sit in it and go about your business.
And the idea isn’t entirely new.
In the 1990s, bicycle shops were popping up all over the country to help riders make more money, but there was a catch.
The booths needed to be enclosed and had to have an area where people could set up their bikes, but they also needed to offer a safe and secure experience.
Bike shops have existed for decades, but some cities are getting into the act and looking to build their own bike-friendly infrastructure.
Bicycle companies have a lot of experience with this, as they’ve spent decades working with bike-share systems in places like New York and Seattle.
“Bike-sharing was never a commercial venture, and we’re not interested in commercializing it,” said Jim Wilson, president of the International Bicycle Federation, an industry trade group.
“But in the last 20 years or so, we’ve seen a lot more attention paid to bike-sharing and the safety and the ease of access to it.
That’s a good thing.
If you have people who are really interested in this, it’s going to become a more attractive proposition.”
A lot of bike-related safety infrastructure in the United States has been built over the last few decades, including bike racks and bike lanes.
Bicycle booths are another part of that.
There are now more than 600 bike- and pedestrian-friendly bike shops in the U.S., according to the National Bike Dealers Association.
And while they’re usually designed for a specific type of ride, there are some examples of other types of rides that you can bike and walk through a bike-and-pedestrian-friendly location.
“A lot of people don’t really understand how important bike shops are to safety,” said Laura Bove, a senior policy adviser at the advocacy group Safe Routes to School, which advocates for safer, more bike-accessible environments.
“People don’t see them as the place where they can get a seat and go to the bathroom, or they don’t get the experience of going to a bike store and actually getting to ride their bike in a safe way.”
Some cities are trying to get in on the action by making bike shops available in the city.
Seattle, for example, has been experimenting with bicycle shops since the late 1980s, and the city has seen some success.
In 1999, Seattle’s Bicycle Advisory Committee voted to establish a pilot program that would allow bike shops to open up in the City Hall district, which was already home to a lot the city’s business district.
Bicycle shops have since been installed at the City Council building, which has become the headquarters of the City Attorney’s office.
Seattle’s bicycle shops have a unique opportunity to help improve safety for bicyclists, Bove said.
“The city is doing its part to make sure bicyclists have a place to park safely and to have a safe experience,” she said.
Bove also points out that a lot is being done in the transportation sector to try to improve the lives of cyclists.
In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a study that showed a number of improvements to bicycle safety.
One of those was installing bike racks in all U.s. cities that are bike-oriented.
Another was using a helmet-like technology that uses a helmet sensor to measure the impact of a crash, to measure where a crash happened, and to make bike lane changes.
“This technology is an important tool in the fight against bicycle crashes,” NHTSA’s Michael Mazer said in a statement.
The agency also recently added two new crash-avoidance features to the system.
The first is the Safety Radar, which uses cameras in front of bicyclists to detect collisions.
“Safety Radar will alert drivers that bicyclists are approaching or within 30 feet of them, and they’ll take appropriate safety measures,” the agency said in its announcement.
“As of today, there is only one lane available to bicyclists on SR-520 in Seattle, and drivers will need to change lanes or yield.”
The other safety radar feature is called Lane Position Alert.
Lane Position alert uses a GPS-based technology that can detect if a vehicle is coming at a cyclist