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  • Alcohol and the law – which road users are worst?

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    By Chris Peck on 19 April 2012 Source: CTC Drunken cycling is an offence and a very bad idea. But is it much of a road safety problem? Police enforce some traffic laws, but seldom drunk cycling. CTC examined data [...]

  • Party While You Pedal: Beer Biking in Amsterdam

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    By William Lee Adams Wednesday, Jan. 07, 2009 Source: Time On a chilly Saturday in October, Mark Hitchcock and nine friends from New Zealand kick off a four-day bachelor party in Amsterdam with a bit of sightseeing. Rather than admiring [...]

  • Cycling in Amsterdam: How to pedal like a local

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    Background Reading Safe_Cycling_Folder (PDF) huhn2013_Nighttime Cycling – Accidents (PDF) Summary By Barry Neild, for CNN updated 12:46 PM EDT, Wed June 18, 2014 Source: CNN Bikes are a great way of getting around Amsterdam. The city has about 4,000 kilometers (2,480 miles) [...]

  • At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

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    Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 07:37 PM By Jim O’Grady Source: WNYC A man in his forties was struck and killed by an MTA bus early Thursday morning at an intersection in Ridgewood, Queens. The death underscores the difficulty of [...]

  • Berlin does not have a cycle network

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    30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2014 · 05:33 Source: Alternative Department for Transport I often hear great things about cycling in Berlin. Apparently there are “ubiquitous grade-separated cycle tracks, bicycle boulevards, and other facilities“, which mean that “you can get round most [...]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Unveils A Croissant-Donut Hybrid That Looks Like A Cronut

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    By Wan Munirah, 30 Oct 2014 Source: DesignTAXI Dunkin’ Donuts will be unveiling a new croissant-donut hybrid, which looks like the popular cronut, in its US stores next week. After the company teased its customers by uploading a photo of a croissant sandwiched [...]

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By Jillian Wong, 30 Oct 2014 Source: DesignTAXI Like Polaroid, Kodak is getting in on the burgeoning sports and action photography market by releasing its own action-ready camera. The ‘Kodak Pixpro SP360 Action Camera’ features a 16-megapixel sensor, high definition 1080p video recording, [...]

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Background Reading vancouver-wa-case-study-fourth-plain-road -diet (PDF) WhitePaper_RoadDiets_PBIC (PDF) LivingstonAveRoadDietFINALreport_March2014 (PDF) Summary The Airtight Case for Road Diets (PDF) At A Corner With New Safety Measures Another Death By Bus (WNYC) Nothing and I repeat nothing about road design is indeed ‘AirTight‘. We learned [...]

standard Road diet XXL for an intersection in Den Bosch

Many people cycling on the new intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch that came in the place of the notorious intersection that was nicknamed ‘Heetmanplein’.Many people cycling on the new intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch that came in the place of the notorious intersection that was nicknamed ‘Heetmanplein’.

Source: BicycleDutch To improve traffic situations for pedestrians and people cycling, road managers can decide to build extravagant infrastructure. Most of the time, however, it is much easier and much more effective to relocate motor traffic and to unbundle routes. When motor [...]

standard Carolina Beach’s ‘road diet': Safety was part of plan; gridlock wasn’t

Pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles converge on North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. The town's new traffic pattern can be overwhelmed on busy weekends.

Photo by Matt BornPedestrians, cyclists and automobiles converge on North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. The town's new traffic pattern can be overwhelmed on busy weekends. Photo by Matt Born

By Shannan Bowen Shannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com Published: Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 12:30 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 4:52 p.m. Source: StarNewsOnline Video: Click here… On a busy summer Saturday, a bicyclist cruising in a recently defined bike lane [...]

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Background Reading Kansas Gov. Brownback’s Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results (NPR) Summary by ZOE CHACE October 28, 2014 4:38 PM ET Source: NPR When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. [...]

standard Bicyclist Safety : Prepared for Governors Highway Safety Association

A high-profile report about bike safety warns that “the number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward.” Wait, what?(Click for report.)A high-profile report about bike safety warns that “the number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward.” Wait, what?(Click for report.)

Background Reading bikes_2014 (PDF) Kansas Gov. Brownback’s Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results (NPR) Summary Listening to the whining that is going on in the Cycling Community is a bit embarrassing just now. Had this report been about Automotive Safety and [...]

standard National ‘Bicyclist Safety’ report out today gets actual safety trends backwards

A high-profile report about bike safety warns that “the number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward.” Wait, what?(Click for report.)A high-profile report about bike safety warns that “the number of bicyclists killed on U.S. roadways is trending upward.” Wait, what?(Click for report.)

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on October 27th, 2014 at 5:40 pm Source: Bike Portland A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association Monday is a perfect example of what can go wrong when safety experts get stuck [...]

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A bike commuter in Seattle keeps an eye on a car turning in front of him. AP/Elaine ThompsonA bike commuter in Seattle keeps an eye on a car turning in front of him. AP/Elaine Thompson

BY DANIEL C. VOCK | OCTOBER 28, 2014 Source: Governing Most of the fatalities in the past three years happened in a handful of states and were adult men, according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association. [...]

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 01:30 PM
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The bailout of Citi Bike will mean the number of bikes double — and membership will go up. The bailout of Citi Bike will mean the number of bikes double — and membership will go up. (Kate Hinds)Citi Bike Saved Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 01:30 PM By Kate Hinds Share Print Email The bailout of Citi Bike will mean the number of bikes double — and membership will go up. The bailout of Citi Bike will mean the number of bikes double — and membership will go up. (Kate Hinds)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 01:30 PM By Kate Hinds Source: WNYC New York City’s blue bike share system has a white knight. Bikeshare Holdings, a new investment venture, has closed a deal to purchase a majority stake in Alta Bicycle Share [...]

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A "Ghost Bike", which are used to signify a fatality involving a bicycle, is viewed along a busy street on May 30 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesA "Ghost Bike", which are used to signify a fatality involving a bicycle, is viewed along a busy street on May 30 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

by SAM SANDERS October 27, 2014 5:00 PM ET Source: NPR More bikers are dying in collisions with cars. And a lot of those bikers are male, drunk and not wearing a helmet. Those are the findings of a report released [...]

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Published on Jan 13, 2014 With registration now open for the Brompton World Championship 2014, we look around the world in advance of our biggest event yet. Find out more and register: bwc.brompton.com. Brompton World Championship 2013 Published on Aug [...]

standard Ta-Nehisi Coates on Race, Sprawl, and Car Culture

The light portion in the center of this map is Cleveland. Image: census.govThe light portion in the center of this map is Cleveland. Image: census.gov

by Angie Schmitt Monday, August 25, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Atlantic Senior Editor Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Cleveland last week talking about his acclaimed long-form article, “The Case for Reparations,” which reviews the history of economic and social oppression of African [...]

standard Urban Senior: 85-year-old discovers freedom with an eBike

Eric Mold, 85, gained newfound mobility thanks to using an electric bike. Photo Dan ToulgoetEric Mold, 85, gained newfound mobility thanks to using an electric bike. Photo Dan Toulgoet

Eric Mold October 21, 2014 11:18 AM Source: Vancouver Courier Three time’s the charm for senior who’s done his homework when it comes to electric bikes Considering Vancouver and Victoria are the only major urban centres in Canada that enjoy [...]