Monthly Archives: October 2014

Scoping Out Bike Routes While Driving

Driving in and around cities has got to be one of the most stressful and frustrating experiences anyone can have. Drivers can’t let their guard down for even one minute for fear that a wayward car will lull them into … Continue reading

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Cyclists Inventing Devices To Overcome Inadequate Road Planning

Every so often articles are published about clever devices designed to make a cyclist’s life easier. Such an article appeared on citylab.com. City Lab is The Atlantic’s website dedicated to all things related to creating cities of the future. The … Continue reading

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Quantifying The Amount Of Public Support For Investing In Bicycle Infrastructure

Unless people have been living under a rock, they are aware of the growing demand for bicycle infrastructure. How they perceive this demand, and whether they are in favor of it or against it, depends on many factors, some of … Continue reading

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It Might Be Better To Insure Your Bicycle Than To Insure Your Life

The market for cyclists’ lives isn’t very good right now. Apparently, you can buy a cyclist’s life for a mere $1,500. That’s right. For less than $2,000 you can kill a cyclist and face no additional penalties. In case you … Continue reading

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Has Increased Bicycle Use Changed The Way Drivers See Bicyclists?

At the beginning of the current bicycle era, whose exact date is unknown, but could be approximated as sometime in the early ‘90s, bicyclists were uniformly seen as a negative factor on the roads. They were assured by bicycle advocates … Continue reading

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Activity Is Now Something That Must Be Monitored

Cyclists are active people. They can’t ride a bike and be sedentary; it’s one or the other. Many cyclists engage in other forms of activity such as walking or playing a sport. Cycling makes them fit. And fit individuals enjoy … Continue reading

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Motor Vehicle Emissions And Intelligence

Motor vehicle emissions are responsible for causing a range of health problems. Such problems are seen more often in urban areas where occupants are exposed to high levels of pollution created by motor vehicle exhaust. A lot of research has … Continue reading

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Pickup Trucks, Education, And Demands For Cyclists To Get Off Of The Roads

Blog post titles can become a bit unwieldy at times. This one is no exception. It was borne of experience, dismay and frustration, so although its intent is fairly clear, it’s also necessary to explain. It was early evening and … Continue reading

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Out-Of-Line Drivers

Since it has been raining for the past two days, I have spent more time than usual in my car. Urban driving, which is what I was subjected to, is always a slow process, with plenty of time for observation … Continue reading

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