Monthly Archives: February 2013

People Who Know The Hidden Meaning Of Traffic Signs

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about an ambiguous sign which was placed at the entrance of a one-way street. The sign below a “do not enter” sign only said “except bicycles.” No explanation was given. Just … Continue reading

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The Dual Role Of Bicycles

Lately, I’ve been doing some thinking about the role of bicycles. The question I’ve been contemplating has been raised before, but it has recently presented itself to me in a different light. A bicycle always exists in relation to its … Continue reading

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Reporting Of Cyclists’ Reactions To Miscarriages Of Justice

Have we, as cyclists, made progress or have we lost ground? Law enforcement officials have begun to take cyclist injuries and deaths more seriously. Still, things are not as rosy as they might appear. When cars strike bicycles, not all … Continue reading

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The True Meaning Of Bicycle Exceptions

  Traffic signs should be self-explanatory. Their text and symbols should be patently obvious. Interpretation should be out of the question — or so I thought until I stumbled upon a strange bicycle oriented sign bearing a message I’d never … Continue reading

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Placing The Burden Of Safety On Cyclists

  Many people are afraid to ride a bicycle in traffic for fear of getting into an accident with a car. This fear immobilizes them and it prevents them from using a bike for transportation. Such fear is not entirely … Continue reading

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When Grand Juries Stand In The Way Of Truth And Justice

  When cyclists are injured or killed by motorists, the offending motorists are rarely held accountable. The reason may be that, for many years, cyclists were not welcome on the roads and were therefore regarded as unexpected obstacles on the … Continue reading

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Cheating And Greed Are Not Just Symptoms Of Cycling

Now that Lance Armstrong has been outed for outrageous cheating in cycling, other sports have come under scrutiny. Among them is the sport of football, known as soccer in the U.S. Yesterday, an international sports columnist who writes for the … Continue reading

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Would Cars Without Drivers Still Be A Problem For Cyclists?

Here we are: drivers versus cyclists, round three. Round one was won by drivers when they managed to get exclusive use of American roads. This trend was not unique to America; in many countries around the world, cars became the … Continue reading

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