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  • Divvy Riders Are Exposing Infrastructure Flaws

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    Background Reading Motorists Respond to Stranded Divvy Rider With Concern, Not Abuse (StreetsBlog) More Mental Kass-turbation About the Lake Shore Drive Divvy Rider (StreetsBlog) Troubling Lack of Compassion for Endangered Divvy Rider on Lake Shore Drive (StreetsBlog) John Kass Returns to Bike […]

  • WINTER WEATHER CYCLING GUIDE

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    POSTED ON JANUARY 23, 2014 BY HENRY Source: Go Bike Buffalo Each year the number of year-round bicycle commuters in Buffalo continues to grow, so much so that at 1.6% we’re ranked 14th in the nation by percentage of bike […]

  • Drunken Lake Shore Drive Divvy Cyclist Is a Medical Student From Florida

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    Background Reading Divvy Rider Injured on Lake Shore Drive Collided with Uber Cab: Witness (BeezodogsPlace) Summary By Mauricio Peña on November 24, 2014 5:30am Source: DNAinfo LAKEVIEW — The Divvy cyclist hit by two cars and badly hurt while biking on Lake […]

  • Try these bright ideas for biking at night.

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    Post by Grist.org. TakeAways Hate to break it to my buddies at Grist but this video is the essence of driving with Vehicular Cycling strategies in mind. Great job! I won’t tell if you don’t.

  • China Cups and Butterflies; Options and Ethics

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    Posted by Mighk Wilson on Jul 19, 2013 Source: i am traffic Vulnerability and risk. Statistics and ethics. Solutions or fixes. Top-down interventions or individual actions. These are the core issues in the long-running bike-lane (or cycle track)-versus-integration argument and […]

  • Why We Should Never Fine Cyclists

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    HENRY GRABAR @HenryGrabar May 14, 2013 Source: CityLab Forget the penalties—bike riders shouldn’t have to obey laws designed for 4,000-pound automobiles. Major traffic tickets for cyclists are coming soon to an American city near you. This is in part the result of […]

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Background Reading Bicycles don’t kill people; cars do (BeezodogsPlace) Bikes Are Not Cars: Why California Needs an “Idaho Stop” Law (BeezodogsPlace) If Kant Were a New York Cyclist (BeezodogsPlace) Summary Divvy Rider Injured on Lake Shore Drive Collided with Uber Cab: Witness (BeezodogsPlace) When […]

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Could these revolutionize transit? (Photo: Roll Over America/Maarten Heckman)Could these revolutionize transit? (Photo: Roll Over America/Maarten Heckman)

Published on Oct 21, 2014 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Born September 14 1988 Christien Veelenturf is the first female cyclist in the Human Power Team. This team developed an […]

standard A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

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By Sabrina Rubin Erdely | November 19, 2014 Source: RollingStone Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them […]

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Saying she is acting out of ""great sorrow, great rage," University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, seen here in April, is suspending all the school's fraternities until January.

Steve Helber/APSaying she is acting out of ""great sorrow, great rage," University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan, seen here in April, is suspending all the school's fraternities until January. Steve Helber/AP

November 22, 2014 4:01 PM ET BILL CHAPPELL Source: NPR Citing “great sorrow, great rage” and “great determination,” University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says she’s suspending all the school’s fraternities until Jan. 9. The move comes days after […]

standard Divvy Rider Injured on Lake Shore Drive Collided with Uber Cab: Witness

The man, 24, was riding a bike in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore Drive when he was hit, police said. Close DNAinfo/Josh McGheeThe man, 24, was riding a bike in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore Drive when he was hit, police said. Close DNAinfo/Josh McGhee

By Mina Bloom and Alex Parker on November 22, 2014 9:04am | Updated on November 22, 2014 5:50pm Source: DNAinfo CHICAGO — A man riding a Divvy bike was critically injured after being struck by two vehicles, including an Uber cab, […]

standard Why Do New Yorkers Hate Cyclists?

Why can't we be friends? (Flickr user istolethetv)Why can't we be friends? (Flickr user istolethetv)

Jaya Saxena on Sep 5, 2010 5:48 pm Source: Gothamist Pedestrians and drivers in this city have hated each other for years, but it seems that the city’s bicyclists get the brunt of hatred from both worlds. In “A unified […]

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Collin Samaan steers his veggie trike through Sacramento on Tuesday. He said he hopes to return to the corner of Eighth and P streets around lunchtime every Tuesday to sell locally grown vegetables. RENÉE C. BYER RBYER@SACBEE.COMCollin Samaan steers his veggie trike through Sacramento on Tuesday. He said he hopes to return to the corner of Eighth and P streets around lunchtime every Tuesday to sell locally grown vegetables. RENÉE C. BYER RBYER@SACBEE.COM

BY SAMMY CAIOLASCAIOLA@SACBEE.COM 11/19/2014 6:10 PM 11/20/2014 12:05 AM Source: SacBee “Fresh fruits and veggies! Fresh fruits and veggies!” Like a jovial street merchant from days of old, a bearded Collin Samaan stood on Liestal Row between 17th and 18th […]

standard Sliding Oil and Gas Prices Give Americans More Money to Spend

A worker at Grossenburg Implement in South Dakota. The owner says the savings at the pump could lift the company’s profit. Credit Kristina Barker for The New York Times A worker at Grossenburg Implement in South Dakota. The owner says the savings at the pump could lift the company’s profit. Credit Kristina Barker for The New York Times 

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ, CLIFFORD KRAUSS and DIONNE SEARCEYNOV. 13, 2014 Source: NYTimes American consumers are going to enjoy a more bountiful Christmas this year, thanks in part to a most unlikely source: Saudi Arabia. The steepening drop in gasoline prices in […]

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Posted on October 1, 2012 by IsolateCyclist Source: IsolateCyclist The antagonism between cyclists and drivers is well known. As two different types of vehicles sharing the same road, they are forced to find a way to coexist. Tension often mounts […]

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L to r: Daniel Pogorzelski, Tony Passero, and Jerry Rogowski volunteer to paint the "Whoot" mural by Tony Passero at Belmont and Kedzie. L to r: Daniel Pogorzelski, Tony Passero, and Jerry Rogowski volunteer to paint the "Whoot" mural by Tony Passero at Belmont and Kedzie. 

By MerylWilliams 11/19/2014 Source: NewsCastic We talked to 10 people giving their time and energy in an effort to better the communities and neighborhoods around them. Whether its finding housing for the homeless or encouraging Chicagoans to tell their stories, […]

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Isaac Grigsby has been creating customized messenger and other types of bags under the WIG Bags brand since 2002. © ChicagoWIGIsaac Grigsby has been creating customized messenger and other types of bags under the WIG Bags brand since 2002. © ChicagoWIG

By Tanveer Ali on November 21, 2014 5:22am Source: DNAinfo WIG Bags ALBANY PARK — The idea for Isaac Grigsby’s WIG Bags business came in 2002, when he stitched together a bag to carry wood from his job as a […]

standard The Pedestrian–Cyclist Armistice

Christine Ribbecke tries out a Citi Bike model bicycle at Bike Expo, an exposition for cyclists, May 3, 2013, in New York. New Yorkers prepare for the launch of theCiti Bike bike-sharing program, which will involve thousands of bicycles at hundreds of locations around the city tol be available to rent.
Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty ImagesChristine Ribbecke tries out a Citi Bike model bicycle at Bike Expo, an exposition for cyclists, May 3, 2013, in New York. New Yorkers prepare for the launch of theCiti Bike bike-sharing program, which will involve thousands of bicycles at hundreds of locations around the city tol be available to rent. Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

MAY 22 2013 7:41 AM By L.V. Anderson and Aisha Harris Source: Slate Following in the footsteps of Amsterdam; Portland, Ore.; and Washington, D.C., among other cities, New York is set to launch its bike-share program, Citi Bike, on Memorial […]

standard [KiroTV] Aggressive cyclists attacking motorists, pedestrians

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Posted: 10:51 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 By Deborah Horne Source: KiroTV Dan McConnell met us where he had a violent encounter with a bicyclist last August. The assault loosened some of his teeth. “It happened in the center lane. […]

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MPs could introduce a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. But how much of a danger do these two-wheeled travellers really pose?MPs could introduce a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. But how much of a danger do these two-wheeled travellers really pose?

13 April 2011 Last updated at 05:28 ET By Jon Kelly Source: BBC News Magazine MPs could introduce a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. But how much of a danger do these two-wheeled travellers really pose? There is little […]