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  • Let’s Fight Fire-with-Fire

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    Let’s get rid of drive-throughs (OnLine) Gas tax ‘Yes’ campaign says it’s got $17,000 in pledges, will aim to raise more (OnLine) TakeAways That same crowd that professes not to know anything about the ‘War On Cars‘ is once again trying to […]

  • City Lane Clear Equipment Is Slow and Costly

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    How Cities Clear Snow From Protected Bike Lanes: A Starter Guide (OnLine) Street clearing methods for bike lanes are far less economical than those used for car lanes. The equipment and protocol is more akin to what large malls use to […]

  • A Stunning Story Told by Glenn Beck

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    Keep in mind that despite what you think you know, the narrator of these films is Glenn Beck and he is relating this information on Fox News!

  • This Makes Cheerleading Active Transit Awkward

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    Chicagoans Really Don’t Like Sitting Near People on the ‘L’, Results Show (OnLine) CHICAGO — Nearly 10,000 Chicagoans shared with us where they stand or sit on the “L” on the first day of our interactive app. We’ll have more analysis soon from the interactive, […]

  • Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

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    Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds (OnLine) Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science. Researchers […]

  • Keeping Your Powder Dry…

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    Police Officer, Bicyclist Injured in Logan Square Crash (OnLine) LOGAN SQUARE — A police officer and a cyclist were both injured in a crash at a Logan Boulevard intersection Friday morning, officials said. A squad car with its lights and sirens activated was headed […]

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Much of What We ‘Know’ In Cycling Is Probably Wrong

When Experts Are Missing Something (OnLine) Why Racial Profiling Persists in Medical Research – TIME (OnLine) Recently, I posted about slick tires and why they tend to offer poor traction, especially in the wet. Almost predictably, some Internet “experts” declared that it was all wrong. […]

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A Distress Signal of a More Meaningful Sort Is In Order

ChiRaq Flag Flown Above Old Glory at Catholic Church (OnLine) “The sad reality…People are more concerned about the position of the flag than the loss of lives,” he wrote. TakeAways When I first heard about this ‘display‘ of the flag, it […]

The new bi-directional cycleway on Reitscheweg in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. At this location the partition verge between cycleway and roadway does not meet the minimal width standards of 1 metre. The cycleway is wide enough to cycle two abreast.The new bi-directional cycleway on Reitscheweg in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. At this location the partition verge between cycleway and roadway does not meet the minimal width standards of 1 metre. The cycleway is wide enough to cycle two abreast.

You can overthink an ‘urban design approach’

Crowded cycleways lead to new urban design approach (OnLine) It was in the news again: Dutch cycleways are getting overcrowded. It was not the first time this made headlines. I have shown you “bicycle traffic jams” before. In 2014 there was one in Utrecht that […]

Madison and Ashland Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune An SUV enters a red light camera intersection Dec. 7 at Madison Street and Ashland Avenue on Chicago's Near West Side.Madison and Ashland Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune An SUV enters a red light camera intersection Dec. 7 at Madison Street and Ashland Avenue on Chicago's Near West Side.

Be Prepared To Dump Your Movement and Its Allies

DAILY HERALD: DO RED LIGHT CAMERAS SAVE LIVES? (OnLine) Are red-light camera crash results inflated? (OnLine) Seeing red: The twisted saga of Chicago’s red light cameras. (OnLine) Red-light cameras began proliferating at suburban intersections in 2009 with the justification that they would […]

Women walk together up a hill as they participate in some morning exercise during a visit to Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego, California, November 14, 2012.   REUTERS/Mike BlakeWomen walk together up a hill as they participate in some morning exercise during a visit to Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego, California, November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Good Reads : Week of 17 January 2016

Rich people walk and bike for different reasons than poor people do | Grist (OnLine) You might think you know what determines whether people will walk or bike around a neighborhood. Does it have complete streets with sidewalks and bike lanes? Does […]