Tag Archives: Sharing The Road

Pedestrians Are Not A Uniform Group

Road planners tend to look at road design, efficiency, and cost first. Road users themselves, are something of an afterthought, if thought of at all. The problem with this approach is that it omits the most important thing of all, … Continue reading

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Motorcycle And Bicycle Interactions

Most discussions about bicycles on the roads revolve around their interactions with cars. Cars are the dominant and most abundant vehicles on the roads, and bicycles are the most vulnerable and least prevalent vehicles on the roads. So, naturally, given … 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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Scoping Out Bike Routes While Driving

Driving in and around cities has got to be one of the most stressful and frustrating experiences anyone can have. Drivers can’t let their guard down for even one minute for fear that a wayward car will lull them into … Continue reading

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How Police Accident Reporting Practices Affect Bicyclists And Pedestrians

As if the statistics on car versus bicycle accidents weren’t frightening enough, I recently read the following: “Dart across Washington Street once or twice, and you probably would not pick Boston as the nation’s safest city for pedestrians. Study after … Continue reading

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Can We Improve Safety For Novice Cyclists By Changing Our Own Positions?

Commenting is an important part of blogging. It gives the author and readers a way to express their impressions and ideas and it facilitates discussion. This blog receives quite a few comments for a personal blog. It may not be … 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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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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Wrong Way Bike Lane Riders

Drivers often complain about bicyclists riding the wrong way down streets. They get particularly upset when this happens on one way streets because they don’t expect to see a moving object coming right at them. Cyclists have mixed views on … 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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