Tag Archives: Anti-Cycling Views

Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers

Yet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … 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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Someone Wants To Learn About Boston Bikers Who Make Demands Of Drivers

There are lots of perks to be had from hosting your own blog. Not only do you have a lot of control over what features it has and how it is run, but you can learn some very interesting things … 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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Drivers Seeking New Avenues For Lodging Complaints Against Cyclists

Despite the best efforts of cyclists and advocates, the myth of the scofflaw cyclist still persists. Bloggers, journalists, and news reporters rank among the public facing figures who publish material characterizing cyclists with stereotypical traits we have come to identify … Continue reading

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When A Model Cycling City’s Credibility Is Challenged The Shock Is Felt Around The World

News can be virtually silent. It can remain unheard, unread and unnoticed. If the news remains unuttered, nothing will change because no one will know about it. Nonetheless, it can sow the seeds of new opinions since someone found it … Continue reading

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Bike Trains, Vindictive Drivers And Train Wrecks

Yesterday, as I was catching up on the latest news, I came across a bicycling article on NPR’s website. I wasn’t very familiar with the topic of this article, since it was something I haven’t been involved in myself. So … Continue reading

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Is A Subtle Bicycle Backlash Beginning?

Publicly, cycling seems to be making inroads in the U.S. Cities and towns across the nation are investing in infrastructure and bike sharing programs. Political candidates, for the most part, endorse these activities, as do all but the most vehement … Continue reading

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A Cycling Blogger Becomes Perplexed By A Reader

Recently, I wrote a post about people who comment on bicycle-related articles and identify themselves as cyclists to lend credence to their criticisms of cyclists. Whether these people are cyclists or not, their sentiments seem to fall in line with … Continue reading

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Politicizing Bike Shares For Personal Gain

In a country where cycling has a negative image, bike share programs can be very controversial. This is particularly true in the U.S. where urban areas are densely populated and jammed up with virtually non-stop traffic. A small number of … Continue reading

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