Tag Archives: Cars Sharing The Road With Bicycles

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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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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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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Reflections On Cyclists Using Cars Or Other Means To Protect Cyclists

A few days ago, I wrote a post about cyclist drivers running interference for cyclist bikers. The concept had been on my mind for quite some time. And I knew that my regular readers would be able to relate to … Continue reading

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Cyclist Drivers Running Interference For Cyclist Bikers

Driving is very different when you ride a bike in addition to driving a car. This dual identity allows you to see the road not only as a driver, but as a cyclist. Both perspectives often come into play, simultaneously, … Continue reading

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Improving Urban Cycling Safety By Giving Yourself An Out

I have been giving a great deal of thought to the riding instruction given to new urban riders by cycling experts. I’m not entirely certain what makes these people experts other than the fact that they have had some training … Continue reading

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Someone Thinks That Drivers Are Dumber Than We Do

Regular readers of this blog will recall the post I wrote a few days ago about the difference between bicycling advocates’ agendas and bicyclists’ interests. In that post, I mentioned a comment I received from a regular reader who, like … Continue reading

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Bicycling Advocates’ Agendas Versus Bicyclists’ Interests

I am a cyclist. Riding is what I do. It is what I have done for decades, and what I intend to do for decades to come. The miles I have put in have taught me a great deal beyond … Continue reading

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Reading Comprehension Levels And Bicycling Blogs

Bicycling does not seem to be a difficult subject to understand. Nonetheless, most blogs are written on a third grade level (which — for my non-American readers — is one of the earliest school grades in the U.S.) — and … Continue reading

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