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Bicycle Bandits Should Avoid Motor Vehicles

Surprisingly, the use of a bicycle as a getaway vehicle is on the rise. This is probably because robbers can’t flee quickly enough on foot, and a motor vehicle would be too easy to identify. A bicycle provides the best … 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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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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Vehicle Operators Salmoning By Car

The term “salmoning” has become quite popular for describing the act of bicycling the wrong way down a one-way street. Salmon are known for swimming against the tide. They do this because fresh water is required for them to lay … 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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The Ins And Outs Of Parking Rule Enforcement For Bicycles

One of the perks of riding a bicycle is not having to worry about finding a parking space. Bikes are small and can be brought onto the sidewalk, so once a cyclist reaches his or her destination, the main problem … 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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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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Hey You On The Bicycle

Like everything in human existence, languages evolve over time. Words are added or subtracted to reflect changes in a given culture. New technologies require not only new words, but a new understanding of what those words refer to. So do … Continue reading

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