Monthly Archives: August 2014

When A Bicycle Becomes A Lock

Those of us who are active in the cycling world are accustomed to regarding bicycles as vehicles. We see them as a means of transportation. We see them as a form of recreation. And, we see them as an integral … Continue reading

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How Police Accident Reporting Practices Affect Bicyclists And Pedestrians

As if the statistics on car versus bicycle accidents weren’t frightening enough, I recently read the following: “Dart across Washington Street once or twice, and you probably would not pick Boston as the nation’s safest city for pedestrians. Study after … Continue reading

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Cycling In America Goes With Privilege Not With Necessity

The article on cycling elitism, which I wrote about a few days ago, piqued my curiosity about who is riding bicycles today and why. My research led me to several articles which confirmed that the majority of cyclists in America … Continue reading

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Is The Rise Of Cycling Elitism A Result Of Individual Goals Or Infrastructure Evolution?

As I was scrolling through a list of links to current cycling news and blogs, I came across a headline which caught my attention. It was about the rise of an upper class cycling culture. The author of this article … Continue reading

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Can We Improve Safety For Novice Cyclists By Changing Our Own Positions?

Commenting is an important part of blogging. It gives the author and readers a way to express their impressions and ideas and it facilitates discussion. This blog receives quite a few comments for a personal blog. It may not be … Continue reading

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Reflections On Cyclists Using Cars Or Other Means To Protect Cyclists

  A few days ago, I wrote a post about cyclist drivers running interference for cyclist bikers. The concept had been on my mind for quite some time. And I knew that my regular readers would be able to relate … 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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