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  • Bicycle Comfort Can Be Ephemeral

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    Background Reading I left the UK, land of car worship, after getting knocked off my bike – Telegraph (PDF) Battle in the bike lanes of Amsterdam – Telegraph (PDF) Summary TakeAways Urban Cyclists are a very interesting lot. They love to exhibit […]

  • Value of Car Shaming?

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    Background Reading Column: Fellow bike lovers, we need to talk about car shaming – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary Bike elitism can show up in lots of ways. One way is car-shaming. Do you own a car? If you don’t own a car, […]

  • nüviCam: Guides. Alerts. Records

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    Protect Yourself Until cars come equipped with more complete collision-avoidance technology, you the driver need to be aware of how to protect yourself from frivolous lawsuits brought by pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. The problem is severe enough in many […]

  • Red Lights and Bicyclists

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    TakeAways Bicyclists run red lights because they can. Barring the presence of a license plate or a transponder they are immune to being stopped unless a traffic officer is right there to catch them. For bicyclists to even suggest that […]

  • Gary Lightfoot

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    Background Reading Gary Lightfoot (PDF) Summary TakeAways Riding a recumbent trike amongst the giants.

  • The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend

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    Background Reading My Orange Brompton: The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend (PDF) Summary TakeAways Nice story for Brompton enthusiasts.

Dan Gutierrez, who helped write this article, took the video from which these snapshots are taken. In the left photo, Dan’s colleague Brian DeSousa is riding close to the curb in the right-hand lane of a multilane arterial. That position invites motorists to pass him within the lane, and sure enough, one does. On the right Brian is in a lane control position, which tells motorists they need to change lanes to pass.Dan Gutierrez, who helped write this article, took the video from which these snapshots are taken. In the left photo, Dan’s colleague Brian DeSousa is riding close to the curb in the right-hand lane of a multilane arterial. That position invites motorists to pass him within the lane, and sure enough, one does. On the right Brian is in a lane control position, which tells motorists they need to change lanes to pass.

Marginalization of Bicyclists

Background Reading The Marginalization of Bicyclists – i am traffic (PDF) Summary How the car lane paradigm eroded our lane rights and what we can do to restore them Not long ago I was riding in the middle of the right-hand […]

Conventional wisdom has millennials preferring public transportation or Uber over cars, with dire predictions for the auto industry. Maybe not: They’ve zoomed past Gen X to become the second-largest group of new car buyers after their boomer parents. Bloomberg News photo by Patrick T. FallonConventional wisdom has millennials preferring public transportation or Uber over cars, with dire predictions for the auto industry. Maybe not: They’ve zoomed past Gen X to become the second-largest group of new car buyers after their boomer parents. Bloomberg News photo by Patrick T. Fallon

Millennials Hot For New Cars?

Background Reading Millennials proving hot for new cars – The Portland Press Herald : Maine Sunday Telegram (PDF) Summary TakeAways This information has made the StreetsBlog Chicago guys ‘see red‘. But time will tell. And it is not just Americans who […]

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Everyone should be bike partisan…

From the Desk of Chris Kegel Life-long cycling advocate, President of Wheel & Sprocket Spreading my passion and knowledge for cycling has been my life’s work. Next week, our state is moving to remove legislation that could have drastic negative […]

The city's first curb-protected bike lanes were installed this week in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]The city's first curb-protected bike lanes were installed this week in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

When ‘Making A Statement’ Gets Tiresome

Background Reading   TakeAways It is always startling to read that a committed member of the Urban Cycling Movement whose bicycle advocacy organization represents itself as the spokesman for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit users should be so negative towards the […]

The weather was perfect for a pedicab trip to Peninsula Park.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)The weather was perfect for a pedicab trip to Peninsula Park. (Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Trike (Pedicab) Ride for Seniors

Background Reading Cycling beyond 80: Providence sponsors trike ride for senior residents (photos) – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary A cohort of residents at local senior housing facilities took a roll through North Portland in style Wednesday, including one 96-year-old taking her first […]

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail
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The 606 under construction on April 22, 2015.The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Lenny Gilmore/RedEye The 606 under construction on April 22, 2015.

The Art of Giving Cycling Advice

Background Reading Go away Rollerbladers – and other ways to keep Bloomingdale Trail civilized (OnLine) Summary With the impending opening of the Bloomingdale Trail next month, cyclist and pedestrian etiquette will almost certainly be a major topic of conversation among the […]