Monthly Archives: May 2013

Will Brain Studies Be Enough To Convince Drivers Of The Dangers Of Cell Phone Use While Driving?

                “It is commonplace knowledge, but for some reason it is not getting into the public conscience that the safest thing to do while driving is to focus on the road.” These are … Continue reading

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Cycling Advocacy From The Heart

Intellect can only go so far. You can reason with people. You can provide statistics. You can generate elaborate proofs. But in the end, most people believe what they want to believe because that’s the way they feel. Many cycling … Continue reading

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The More Innocent The Cyclist, The Greater The Number Of Deleted Comments

  Does the woman in the photo above look like a scofflaw? A reckless cyclist? An irresponsible person? On the contrary, she looks like a sincere, intelligent, thoughtful person. A few days ago, she was struck and killed by a … Continue reading

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Bikes Share Logistics: Socioeconomic Trend, Proximity Or Demand?

  A recent edition of a local cycling newsletter had a blurb about the Boston bike share’s expansion into several new towns. These towns are all located outside of Boston proper. Providing bike share stations in these areas significantly widens … Continue reading

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The Timing Of Favorable Bike Riding Reporting

National Bike Month is rolling along unimpeded. Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists, the month of May has been set aside as a time for celebrating all things bicycle. As if that weren’t enough, here in Massachusetts, we designated … Continue reading

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From Ride To Movie To Community

About five months ago, I wrote about the premiere of a movie, Ride Crazy: The Single Man March, which told the story of United States Marine Corps veteran Camilo Atehortua’s 520-mile bike ride from Boston to Washington, DC. The purpose … Continue reading

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Yielding The Right Of Way When The Other Party Is In The Wrong

Riding a bicycle can be exhilarating, relaxing or downright frightening. The difference between these states of mind is the circumstances a cyclist is riding under. It is the external environment most of all that determines what a cyclist will experience … Continue reading

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Cycling And Age Discrimination

Cycling is often thought of as an activity for the young. Images of kids riding their first bike come to mind. More reflection will conjure up thoughts of young adults, like college students, using a bike to ride to school … Continue reading

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It’s No Wonder More Kids Don’t Bike Or Walk To School

Whenever I search for cycling news, I stumble upon the strangest things. Most of these oddball items have nothing to do with what I’m searching for. Still, curiosity gets the better of me and I feel compelled to click on … Continue reading

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