Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cycling Benefits Are Not Reserved For The Young

In the U.S., cycling is generally associated with the young. Learning to ride a bike is a right of passage for kids. Young people ride bikes to school and around their neighborhoods before they are old enough to drive cars. … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Wars Leave Pedestrians Treading On Thin Ice

Whenever I’m interested in reading about climate change I turn to Grist Magazine to see what interesting facts they may have uncovered in this realm. While I’m there, I peruse their section on cities, which contains a selection of information … Continue reading

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Various Modes Of Transportation Pit Comfort Against Effort

The other day, I was talking to a neighbor about the large number of bitter cold days we have had in Massachusetts this winter. Naturally, the subject turned to heat and how much it was costing to heat our homes … Continue reading

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The Use Of Vehicles For Sport

The 2014 Winter Olympics is well underway. Athletes from around the world have gathered in Sochi, Russia to test their skills and to try to become the best in the world in what they do. To me, sports has always … Continue reading

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Should A Three Foot Passing Law Apply To All Road Users?

One of my readers is a strong advocate of the three foot passing law which requires motor vehicles to allow three feet, as a buffer zone, when passing bicycles. He often leaves comments to that effect. Generally speaking, I’m in … Continue reading

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Sidelining Bicycles

Once the calendar passes the month of January, I begin to think about the spring and how nice it will be to ride my bike without the hassle of contending with snow and frigid temperatures. This longing for spring encourages … Continue reading

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Drivers Seeking New Avenues For Lodging Complaints Against Cyclists

  Despite the best efforts of cyclists and advocates, the myth of the scofflaw cyclist still persists. Bloggers, journalists, and news reporters rank among the public facing figures who publish material characterizing cyclists with stereotypical traits we have come to … Continue reading

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Reflections On Heated Conversations Between Drivers And Cyclists

My last post dealt with a blog post I became aware of via Twitter. It described a driver who blogged about having multiple rear-end crashes while driving, which she attributed to stress, and which she did not regard as serious, … Continue reading

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