Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Cyclist Who Should Give Thanks On Days Other Than Thanksgiving Day

There are some really strange stories on the Internet about cyclists’ experiences. And given that they are posted on the Internet, one has to wonder about their veracity. It isn’t always easy to know who wrote the story, although sometimes … Continue reading

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Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers

Yet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … Continue reading

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Capitalizing On The Death Of Cyclists

Sometimes it seems as if advertising people will do anything to sell us their wares. Many of the things they do are outrageous, and if the rest of us did these things, we would be admonished for being unethical or … Continue reading

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Building Sidewalks For Children

What have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading

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Is An Advertised Bicycle Sting Really A Sting?

Complaints about bad bicycle behavior almost always get a response from the police. Compare this to the many times pedestrians, bicyclists or motorists complain about bad driving; it rarely results in any action at all. In many places, Boston included, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Is Home To The Top Biking Community In The Northeast

Sometimes riding a bicycle in the Boston area can make one feel as if bicyclists are not welcome. It’s not just the drivers who create this environment, but the inconsistency in bicycle infrastructure. In some areas, there are decent bike … Continue reading

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How Cars Affect The Lifestyles Of Certain Populations

Many things about cars are taken for granted. They have been part of our everyday lives for so many years, we can no longer  imagine life without them. We see cars as making transportation easier. We see them as providing … Continue reading

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When Permitting Bicycling On Sidewalks Turns Into A Debate

I never thought I would see the day when any official would seriously contemplate legally allowing bicyclists to share the sidewalks with pedestrians, particularly in urban areas. Generally, although not in all cases, bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks in business … Continue reading

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