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  • The Role of Bicycle Advocacy Groups During Crises

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    One Member of a Local Bicycle Advocacy Group Had This To Say My Commentary will be interspersed between the points made by the member of a local advocacy group. Advocacy groups tend to look at the ‘bigger picture‘ when trying […]

  • Good Reads : Week of 3 July 2016

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    Sunday Grizzly Kills A Mountain Biker Outside Glacier National Park (bicycling) DEATH BY HARASSMENT (bicycledriving) Who Gets Tased? First Statewide Study Reveals Racial Disparities (npr) SDOT Director Kubly admits to Pronto ethics violations, could be fined up to $10K (seattlebikeblog) […]

  • Geneva Garden Club Park Visit

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    Background Reading GENEVA GARDEN CLUB MEETINGS The Geneva Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May from 11:30 – 2:00.  Meetings take place at the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center (SPRC) at 3507 Kaneville Rd, Geneva, IL.  The September […]

  • Why Be Irritated?

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    Background Reading Cyclist who killed CBS executive’s wife in Central Park last year spotted blowing through red lights with son on his handlebars (dailymail) Why cyclists should be able to roll through stop signs and ride through red lights (vox) SF Cyclists […]

  • Blaming ‘The System’ And Not ‘The Victim’ Works For Me…

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    Background Reading How to Counter the Victim-Blaming Impulse After a Traffic Crash (streetsblog) Mom spared jail time after driver hits, kills boy (cnn) Mom granted new trial in death of son struck by driver (cnn) Woman Convicted of Homicide After Drunk […]

  • Hold Your Line…

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    Background Reading Muriel Casals, one of the most representative figures of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, dies at 70 (catalannewsagency) Summary Sunday, 14 February 2016 Barcelona (CNA).- Muriel Casals, one of the most central figures of the pro-independence movement in Catalonia, died […]

Top: A forlorn driver in a Los Angeles parking lot, circa 1955. Image via the Los Angeles Public Library. Above: A  classic “Park-O-Meter” made by Magee-Hale in Bellaire, Ohio in 2011. Photo courtesy scottamus’s flickr stream.Top: A forlorn driver in a Los Angeles parking lot, circa 1955. Image via the Los Angeles Public Library. Above: A classic “Park-O-Meter” made by Magee-Hale in Bellaire, Ohio in 2011. Photo courtesy scottamus’s flickr stream.

Classic Car Night Toodle

GPS Information Summary For three blocks along Front Street in downtown Wheaton, IL classic cars were displayed. There was even a fellow who is a bicycle restorer who specializes in classic Schwinn Phantoms. Lots of folks who had (like us) […]

GILBERT R. BOUCHER II/gboucher@dailyherald.com September 2008 Buffalo Grove Police Sgt. Scott Kristiansen talks how his life was saved when his bicycle helmet was cracked in a bicycle accident during the 2008 Law Enforcement Exhibition at Westfield Hawthorn in Vernon Hills. Kristiansen retired from the department at the end of 2012.GILBERT R. BOUCHER II/gboucher@dailyherald.com September 2008 Buffalo Grove Police Sgt. Scott Kristiansen talks how his life was saved when his bicycle helmet was cracked in a bicycle accident during the 2008 Law Enforcement Exhibition at Westfield Hawthorn in Vernon Hills. Kristiansen retired from the department at the end of 2012.

Good Reads : Week of 26 June 2016

Sunday Is it safer to wear a helmet? (cyclist) Cycliq Fly6 – Out of Control Collision (youtu.be) Fatal Kalamazoo bike crash suspect accused of drugged driving (mlive) Suspect in fatal bike crash charged with OWI (woodtv) Is This Divvy Bike […]

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A Visit To Hurley Gardens

Background Reading Wheaton parks working to restore Hurley Gardens to former glory (dailyherald) Hurley Gardens – Wheaton, IL (Beezodog’s Place) Hurley Gardens – Wheaton, Illinois – Park (Facebook) Summary On the northwest side of town there is a lovely garden. We visited there […]

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When A Movement Grows Insular

Background Reading Bike Courier’s Death Reignites Debate Over Regulating Chicago Cyclists (chicagoist) Bicycle Safety Highlighted After Riders Death (cbslocal) Summary Some movements understand that the transition to ‘mainstream‘ can be achieved provided they learn how to navigate the shoals of […]

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Nobody Scolds Like The StreetsBlog Crowd

Background Reading Marilyn Katz Uses Yesterday’s Tragedy as an Opportunity to Scold Bicyclists (streetsblog) Cyclist’s Tragic Death Highlights the Need to Make Michigan Avenue Safer (streetsblog) Summary Commentary: Make bicyclists accountable to the same rules of the road as motorists Blaine Klingenberg’s death […]