Tag Archives: Motorist Hostility Towards Bicyclists

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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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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An Encounter With A Spoiled Driver

With all the safety improvements and precautions motor vehicle users have been introduced to over the last twenty years, you would think that drivers might take safety to heart. Some probably do. But others see driving as a way to … 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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Sanctimonious Drivers Lecturing Random Cyclists

  Although the title of this post seems to say it all, there is more worth saying. The story behind what led to this post is as incredible as it is disheartening. It goes like this: The other day, I … Continue reading

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Identifying Oneself As A Cyclist In Order To Criticize Cyclists

When it comes to cycling, online comment sections are full of vitriol. Few topics generate the type of hard feelings and passion as cycling, especially when that cycling is occurring on roads. According to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, the word “road” … Continue reading

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The More Innocent The Cyclist, The Greater The Number Of Deleted Comments

  Does the woman in the photo above look like a scofflaw? A reckless cyclist? An irresponsible person? On the contrary, she looks like a sincere, intelligent, thoughtful person. A few days ago, she was struck and killed by a … Continue reading

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The Timing Of Favorable Bike Riding Reporting

National Bike Month is rolling along unimpeded. Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists, the month of May has been set aside as a time for celebrating all things bicycle. As if that weren’t enough, here in Massachusetts, we designated … Continue reading

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New Trends In Cyclist Harassment

  Just when I thought I’d seen it all, I became a victim of a new cyclist harassment technique. As I was riding down a narrow road, a car followed closely behind me. I could hear it braking and accelerating, … Continue reading

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Reporting Of Cyclists’ Reactions To Miscarriages Of Justice

Have we, as cyclists, made progress or have we lost ground? Law enforcement officials have begun to take cyclist injuries and deaths more seriously. Still, things are not as rosy as they might appear. When cars strike bicycles, not all … Continue reading

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