Monthly Archives: May 2014

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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American Holidays Where Bicycles Rule The Roads

Memorial Day, like many other American holidays, is no longer a day, but rather a weekend. It begins on the Friday before the official holiday, which like most American federal holidays is scheduled for a Monday. Parenthetically speaking, there may … Continue reading

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Will The Increase In Bicycle Infrastructure Create A Corresponding Shortage Of Bicycle Parking?

  Among the places I frequent is the Harvard Medical School’s Longwood campus. As those who work or visit the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) know, traffic is horrendous in that vicinity. Nice weather has me, and many other occupants of … Continue reading

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A Cyclist-Driver Astonishes And Confuses A Cyclist-Rider

  Over the past week, I’ve had to use my car more than usual. Aside from having a near heart attack upon discovering the current price of gas when I went to fill the tank, I had to deal with … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists Have Found The Cause For Car Dependence, But Will They Find The Cure?

  Don’t you just love it when writers come up with catchy titles? I’m not referring to my own title, of course, but rather to the title of an article I found on The Atlantic Cities website entitled “The Neuroscience … Continue reading

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Will Large Cities Ever Be As Good To Cycle In As Smaller Cities?

  Recent statistics show that while large U.S. cities have invested a lot in bicycle infrastructure over the past few decades, which has fueled a growth in cycling, a similar trend has been noted in small to medium-sized cities. And, … Continue reading

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Epidemics Should Never Include Hit And Run Crashes

When most people hear the word “epidemic,” they think of disease. Famous epidemics include diseases such as Bubonic Plague, malaria, smallpox, cholera, and  typhus. Some of these epidemics have been seen in a specific area, that is, a country or … Continue reading

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Can We Stop The Rise In Bicycle Theft?

Now that spring has arrived and the daily temperatures are starting to rise, more people are taking their bikes out for a ride. With warm weather comes excursions and increased use of bicycles for transportation. Despite the positive side of … Continue reading

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Emerging Trends: Roadside Assistance For Bicycles

    Years ago, when I was forced to drive more for my job, I was a member of a large roadside assistance company. At that time, the annual cost was quite low, and the benefits were extensive, so I … Continue reading

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