Monthly Archives: April 2012

Carbon Fiber Making Inroads In New Applications Despite Safety Concerns

  The Boeing 787 Dreamliner recently completed its first Trans-Pacific passenger flight, landing in Boston as JAL 8. The JAL service is New England’s first Asia route. It’s made possible by the 787’s efficient design, which allows airlines to provide … Continue reading

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Bicycle Riding Strategies Based On Vehicle Type

Not long ago, I wrote a post about Anticipating Traffic Patterns Based on Vehicle Type. The post discussed a number of observations I had made while driving. A reader asked if I could elaborate on how to use this information … Continue reading

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The Christina Clarke Genco Foundation First Annual Mother’s Day Memorial Bike Ride

Every truncated life is tragic, no matter how quietly that life was lived. Even so, some lost lives stand out in our memories because those individuals stood for something larger than themselves. They wanted to make a difference in the … Continue reading

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Generation Y Has Not Yet Been Afflicted With Car-Centricity

When I’m not out riding my bicycle, I can often be found reading. Although I read extensively on a wide range of topics, I always find myself drifting towards news and information related to cycling. On one such occasion, I … Continue reading

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Another Example of Cyclists Killing Pedestrians In Crosswalks

  For the second time in less than a year, a pedestrian has been killed by a cyclist in San Francisco. On July 15, 2011, a cyclist ran a red light and stuck a 68-year-old woman at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Could Bike Shops and Bicycle Marketing Be Contributing to the Paucity of Female Cyclists?

  A number of studies have been conducted, and articles written, about the gender imbalance in cycling. Women make up only 24 percent of bicycling trips. In a post I wrote some time ago, I tried to outline the reasons … Continue reading

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Anticipating Traffic Patterns Based On Vehicle Type

  Recently, I’ve had to make regular trips to a location which is only accessible by car. As one who travels nearly everywhere by bicycle or foot, I’m not accustomed to spending so much time behind the wheel. To complicate … Continue reading

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Driving As A Social Activity

When we think of driving, we imagine it as a clearly defined activity. In some ways it is. Certain actions are mandatory for operating a car. Steering, shifting gears, accelerating and braking are all part of the physical activity of … Continue reading

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Deflecting Criticisms For Engaging In Unsafe Practices Like Cycling

One of the most common criticisms levied against cyclists is that they should not ride on the same streets as cars because it is dangerous. To this end, cyclists are characterized as foolhardy, stupid, reckless, and worse. Not a day … Continue reading

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