Tag Archives: Cyclist Rights

Is An Advertised Bicycle Sting Really A Sting?

Complaints about bad bicycle behavior almost always get a response from the police. Compare this to the many times pedestrians, bicyclists or motorists complain about bad driving; it rarely results in any action at all. In many places, Boston included, … 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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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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Cars And Laziness

Cars are convenient. They make customized travel a breeze. As long as there are roads leading in the direction one wants to travel, a direct route can be taken. This drastically cuts travel time in comparison to public transportation or … Continue reading

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When Or Whether Sidewalks Are For Cycling

Titles can be a tricky thing. Trying to be succinct can alter the meaning of a phrase in unintended ways. Hopefully, that will not be the case with the title of this post. Sidewalks were named for the function they … Continue reading

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Can Cyclists Always Recognize Who Belongs In The Bike Lane?

Most of us expect bicycles to use bike lanes and cars to stay out. Of course, things don’t always work out that way. This annoys cyclists, especially when they are impeded in their progress or come close to crashing due … 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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The Relationship Between Transportation Infrastructure Funding And Transportation Users

Finding a clear title for this post was more difficult than usual. The concept was lucid in my mind. But stating it in a few words, so that the meaning was apparent at first glance, proved challenging. Nonetheless, it is … 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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