Tag Archives: Bicycle Commuting

When Is Being Seated Not Sitting?

As a photographer, I tend to see the world as an interesting and ever-changing collection of “interesting shots.” These shots do not include selfies. For while selfies can loosely be defined as photos, they do not reflect the photographer’s eye … Continue reading

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Designing Affordable Bicycle Components For Transportation And Practicality

In the U.S., bicycle components are often seen as luxury items. All sorts of fancy, high tech designs have been created in the name of precision and shaving weight off of the bike. None of these components are designed with … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Is Home To The Top Biking Community In The Northeast

Sometimes riding a bicycle in the Boston area can make one feel as if bicyclists are not welcome. It’s not just the drivers who create this environment, but the inconsistency in bicycle infrastructure. In some areas, there are decent bike … Continue reading

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Cyclists Taking Risks When No Cars Are In Sight

Cyclists vary considerably in what they consider to be a risk and how much risk they are willing to take. Risk averse riders take virtually no chances. Average riders pick and choose what they are willing to risk. And bold … Continue reading

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Will The Increase In Bicycle Infrastructure Create A Corresponding Shortage Of Bicycle Parking?

Nice weather has me, and many other occupants of or visitors to Harvard’s Medical Campus, riding bicycles to combat the traffic. This was not always the case. Just ten years ago, if you walked down either Longwood Avenue or Brookline … Continue reading

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Cyclists Creating Nirvana In An Urban Setting

  Although cyclists come in all shapes and sizes, those who ride in traffic are a rare breed. On average, their personalities are a combination of courage, optimism about safety, and dedication to a mode of transportation. For some, this … Continue reading

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Bait Bike Programs

  Whenever spring rolls around in New England, the number of people reporting the theft of their bikes rises. This may be due to increased ridership. Mild weather encourages the use of bicycles and also appears to attract thieves who … Continue reading

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Can Cycling Cure The Obesity Problem?

The current trend towards obesity, if left unchecked, may become one of the biggest problems facing societies going forward into the 21st century. Globally, obesity rates have doubled since 1980. This problem is no longer the sole province of wealthy … Continue reading

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Bicycle Invisibility Is A Function Of The Imagination

The mind of an artist is a wondrous thing. Ideas and images are formulated, formed and melded in a manner most of us would never imagine. Such was the case a few years ago when a performance artist decided to … Continue reading

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The End Of Daylight Savings Time Marks The Beginning Of Riding In Darkness

Some people hate daylight savings time. They see it as a means of “reducing productivity” (or so I read). There is much grumbling from these daylight savings time opponents about how unnecessary it is to reset the clock to allot additional … Continue reading

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