Monthly Archives: September 2013

Must People Die For Existing Laws To Be Reevaluated?

Recently, I wrote about the senseless death of two cyclists who were on an annual group ride in New Hampshire. These cyclists were killed when an unlicensed driver took her eyes off the road, crossed into the opposing traffic lane … Continue reading

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Incidental Justice For Two Dead Cyclists

In America, we like to say that justice is blind. This is a nice idea. And, in a utopian society, it might even hold true. But, in our real and imperfect society, blind justice is a mere cliché, for justice … Continue reading

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Overdeveloping Land To The Point Where Roads Are Only Accessible By Car

I was walking to a restaurant recently when I spotted a cyclist riding on the sidewalk alongside a major thoroughfare. Seated on a high end road bike, he was not the type of cyclist I would have expected to find … Continue reading

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Demolition Derby Vehicles As Transportation

  I don’t know if it’s the economy or a fashion trend, but lately I have seen a sizable number of badly dented vehicles on the roads. Take the truck in the photo above, for instance: based on its appearance, … Continue reading

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Seizure-Inducing Bicycle Lights

  Granted, the photo at the top of this post isn’t the finest representation of those blindingly blinking headlights which have become so common on bicycles today. But without hauling out semi-professional photographic gear, this was as close to capturing … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Tour de Newton

  I wonder how many of my readers did a double take when they saw the title of this post. Avid cyclists are familiar with the “Tour de” name and naturally think of the Tour de France. The Tour de … Continue reading

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Things Changing And Staying The Same

  As I wrote on this blog a number of weeks ago, the time to make some changes has come. I have experienced a lot of downtime due to problems on the site where this blog has been hosted, bostonbiker.org, … Continue reading

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Bicycle Trail Networks

In 2007, Boston’s mayor, Thomas Menino, established a program called Boston Bikes. It’s purpose was to make Boston into a world class bicycling city. The winner of the 2000 US Olympic road-race cycling trials, Nicole Freedman runs the program. As … Continue reading

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Will Carbon Bicycles Force The Use Of New Technology?

  Much discussion has taken place recently, on this blog, over the signs and road markings involved in allowing a stopped bicycle to turn a light from red to green. Traffic engineers and other planners stopped by to weigh in … Continue reading

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