Tag Archives: Sharing The Road

Where Bicycles Rule!

A regular reader of this blog sent me an interesting e-mail about a trip he took to Germany over the summer. He said he was writing to me because he had often read on my blog about how much animosity … Continue reading

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The Role Of Gradualness In Bicycle Handling

Watching other people ride bikes can reveal many secrets about bike safety, riding risks and sharing the road. After an hour or so of engaging in this activity, a few things become crystal clear. Bikers have many different riding styles. … Continue reading

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Does Being A Majority In Something Change One’s Minority Status?

  A first-of-its-kind report entitled “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity” was recently released by The League of American Bicyclists and the Sierra Club. With a title like that, I had to download and read it. The subject, I soon … Continue reading

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Will Brain Studies Be Enough To Convince Drivers Of The Dangers Of Cell Phone Use While Driving?

                “It is commonplace knowledge, but for some reason it is not getting into the public conscience that the safest thing to do while driving is to focus on the road.” These are … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Fair Share?

The subject of bicycle fees has arisen again, and a feverish movement to make cyclists pay “their fair share” for using the roads is in full swing. Of course, this issue has arisen in Oregon, one of the most pro-cycling … Continue reading

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Technology Makes Its Debut In Bicycle Infrastructure Planning

It had to happen. Someone had to make the first move towards automating and documenting cycling traffic patterns. That someone is San Diego State University’s Active Transportation Research Center. They recently implemented a bike-monitoring program called Bikes Count. As a … Continue reading

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When Cyclists Become Pedestrians

  I, like many other cyclist bloggers have written about cyclists as drivers. Cycling does affect the way one drives. It changes one’s perceptions. And, it creates a broader context within which to operate. In such writing, almost as an … Continue reading

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Stretching The Definition Of Road User

  As recently as ten years ago, I had never heard the term “road user.” I rode a bike; I drove a car; and I walked. But, I never imagined myself as a road user. Nor did I think of … Continue reading

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Road Paint Parading As Protection

  Since the mid-2000’s, sharrows — a chevron-and-bike logo painted on a road lane indicating that the lane must be shared by cars and bicycles — have become familiar markings on urban American roads. Unbeknownst to people other than activists … Continue reading

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A Generation Headed For A Sedentary Life

  Land use issues, liability, technology and danger are among the reasons given for the sedentary lifestyle of today’s kids. All of these factor in to some degree, but there is always a larger underlying cause for widespread behaviors, usually … Continue reading

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