Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bicycle Signal Activation Signs Revisited

A couple of days ago, I wrote a post about the “bicycle wait on line for green signs” I have seen in the areas where I ride. For years, none of those signs have been usable because there is nothing … Continue reading

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Signs And Lines

  Increasingly, towns have been adding signs and lines designed to allow bicyclists to trigger traffic lights. Whether the signs are well placed and easy to view varies from one location to another. Even so, the sign’s images usually attract … Continue reading

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When Will Technology Improve The Surface Of Roads?

Technology has found its way into almost every facet of human existence. From entertainment to communication to healthcare, technology drives innovation, connects us, and adds new dimensions to our lives. Over the last hundred years, technology has been used to … Continue reading

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Don’t Sit In Your Saddle Like A Sack Of Potatoes

  Years ago, when I decided to try my hand at bicycle racing, an old-timer uttered these words to me as a warning: “don’t sit in your saddle like a sack of potatoes.” I chuckled at the image this expression … Continue reading

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Riding Through Pockets Of Cold In The Summertime

Summer in New England can be very strange. For days on end, the temperature can linger in the 90’s with high humidity. The air is so heavy that breathing is a chore. Clothing sticks to every sweaty area of one’s … Continue reading

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Cars Stopping When They Should Be Going

Sharing the road is really catching on. Increasing numbers of drivers are attempting to interact with cyclists in a meaningful way. Or so it seems. Actually, many drivers are still oblivious to bicycles. But there are those who appear to … Continue reading

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Bending The Law To Fit One’s Desires

  Some of my posts generate interesting discussions in the comment sections. At times, readers misunderstand what I wrote. Other times they express a different opinion. In both cases, the ensuing discussions can raise issues that are deserving of further … Continue reading

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Language, Meaning And Cycling Advocacy

No matter how much we may wish otherwise, language is an imprecise thing. Words are mere approximations of the concepts humans want to convey. And a single word can have multiple meanings, which can be further tainted by nuance and … Continue reading

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Proposals Of Ticketing Cyclists Without Lights To Make Cycling Safer

  Whenever the local media decides to “investigate” bicycling safety in Boston, I feel the need to tune in, just to see where cyclists stand with the media and the public. Such an event was recently held by the Boston … Continue reading

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