Monthly Archives: March 2014

Should Exercise Be Removed From The Activity Of Bicycling?

Exercise and cycling are seen as virtually synonymous. Health benefits are among the main attractions for choosing cycling over other modes of transportation. Cycling advocates and enthusiasts point to the cardiovascular benefits which come from pedaling a bike, as well … Continue reading

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Bike Theft Is Newsworthy When The Bike Has Been Built By The Rider

Bicycle thefts are not uncommon. In fact, bikes are stolen all the time from a variety of locations. For this reason, a myriad of locks and security devices have been designed to keep bikes in the hands of their owners. … Continue reading

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Substitute Victim Impact Statements: Can Bicycle Advocates Speak For The Dead?

Dead cyclists cannot make victim impact statements when they are killed in a hit and run accident. They cannot speak for themselves or represent their own interests in any way. Nonetheless, some people think they can be represented in a … Continue reading

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Child Mortality And The Rise Of Bicycling

A lot of people get killed by cars. Drivers get killed. Their passengers get killed. Pedestrians get killed. And, of course, cyclists get killed. Automobile proponents, in defense of their preferred mode of transportation, say that cars don’t kill, drivers … Continue reading

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Controversies Over Bike Lanes In Residential Areas

Bike lanes are usually spoken of as a means of making it easier to commute and as an asset in bringing business into retail areas. In other words, the utilitarian side of bicycle accommodations is what people think of first. … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks Are Coming To A City Near You

I have lived in the Boston area for most of my life. And, I have ridden a bike for most of that time. Still, I never thought I would see cycle tracks — bike lanes separated from cars — in … Continue reading

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The Courage To Ride A Bicycle In The Face Of Adversity

In the U.S., we take the right to ride a bicycle for granted. It would never even occur to the average American that someone, in the 21st century, might be prohibited from riding a bike. It seems like such an … Continue reading

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Texting While In Motion Is Always A Bad Idea

We are constantly being made aware of the dangers of texting while driving. Everyone knows that it increases the risk of an accident and that it is one of the leading dangers for road cyclists. Yet many people see texting … Continue reading

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Countries Trying To Revert Their Car To Bicycle Ratios

For several generations American roads have been dominated by motor vehicles. No one alive today can remember a time when non-motorized vehicles dominated the roads. According to a history of automobiles I read recently, there were approximately 10,000 cars on … Continue reading

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