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  • The Truth About Bike Trailers for Kids and Babies

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    Background Reading The Truth About Bike Trailers for Kids and Babies (PDF) Summary TakeAways An except from the original article: The situation? Children. You want to take them with you wherever you go. As much as you love them, and as […]

  • A Culture War With Cyclists

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    Background Reading Modest proposals for bicyclists | Interesting Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways We have already had StreetsBlog journalists ask the question whether riding on the sidewalk on Michigan Avenue was such a bad thing. It is. And given the outrage that […]

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  • Police crack down on rule-breaking cyclists. Hurrah!

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    Background Reading Police crack down on rule-breaking cyclists – Highland Park News (PDF) Summary TakeAways Great job! We need more of this! Just yesterday I had a woman and her male companion blow through the stop sign at Carlton and Illinois […]

  • Enter the ‘Lunatic Fringe’

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    Background Reading A Race for the ‘Bottom’ (BeezodogsPlace) Summary TakeAways Q: How can you tell a GOP Birther from someone who thinks that news outlet reports are trying to trick the public into thinking that cyclists have as many human frailties as […]

  • Bicycle Manufacture In Elgin’s Past

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    Background Reading Biking part of Elgin’s long history – Elgin Courier-News (PDF) Summary “Bicycles were the iPhones of the 1890s. Everybody had to have one,” said Elgin antique collector Jeff White, which led to both their manufacture in the city and […]

A biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolkA biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolk

A Race for the ‘Bottom’

Background Reading Watch This Driver Get Out of His Car to Punch a Cyclist in Lincoln Square – Lincoln Square – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Bicyclist Attacks CTA Bus Driver in Lincoln Park, Witness Says – Lincoln Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary […]

The 73-acre blaze was named the "Hull Fire."
(Photo: Boise Fire Department)The 73-acre blaze was named the "Hull Fire." (Photo: Boise Fire Department)

A cyclist stops to poop, ends up starting wildfire

Background Reading A cyclist stops to poop, ends up starting wildfire (PDF) Summary TakeAways You just know this story deserves a ‘lead-in‘. Let’s say that the rider had just finished ‘saving the world‘ by participating in the World Naked Bike […]

A biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolkA biker attacked the driver of a CTA bus in Lincoln Park Thursday afternoon, according to a witness. Flickr/zolk

Urban Cyclist Shows His Support For Mass Transit Driver

Background Reading Bicyclist Attacks and Bloodies CTA Bus Driver in Lincoln Park, Witness Says – Lincoln Park – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways There’s so much love and good will on the streets of Chicago these days that it literally brings […]

A cyclist rides past the Bobby Cann memorial on Clybourn Avenue just north of Division Street Monday. DNAinfo/Paul BiascoA cyclist rides past the Bobby Cann memorial on Clybourn Avenue just north of Division Street Monday. DNAinfo/Paul Biasco

Businesses, Bikers Split on Protected Bike Lane Near Bobby Cann Memorial

Background Reading Businesses, Bikers Split on Protected Bike Lane Near Bobby Cann Memorial – Old Town – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways There needs to be a way of keeping the business owners happy while providing protection for cyclists. Barrier protected […]

How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J.
Maus/BikePortland)How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

A ‘Newbie’ View of the Urban Cycling Community

Background Reading Reader Mail: New rider disappointed by ‘rude and dangerous other cyclists’ Blue light bike signal NE Oregon and Lloyd-2 How can we promote polite pedaling?(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) It’s been a long time since we reached into the […]

Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)Cycletracks separate bikers from cars and trucks, creating a safer and more inviting environment for riding. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

CycleTrack Networks?

Background Reading Why cycletrack networks should be the next great American transit project – The Washington Post (PDF) Summary TakeAways The key term here is ‘networks‘. It implies that each cycle track is part of an orchestrated effort to get cyclists […]

After surveying 18,000 people, Wesley Marshall, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado, is trying to understand why cyclists, in particular, might bend or flat-out flout traffic regulations.   Credit: Sascha Kohlmann via FlickrAfter surveying 18,000 people, Wesley Marshall, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado, is trying to understand why cyclists, in particular, might bend or flat-out flout traffic regulations. Credit: Sascha Kohlmann via Flickr

Cyclists and Motorists Equally Lousy ‘Drivers’

Background Reading Survey finds bicyclists and motorists ignore traffic laws at similar rates | Public Radio International (PDF) Summary TakeAways Well, this is a fine ‘how-do-you-do‘! Not only are we no longer able to point the finger at the motoring […]

The Divvy Trio of Daley PlazaThe Divvy Trio of Daley Plaza

Smoke and Mirrors To Keep The Canary Seemingly Alive

Background Reading Bike Share’s Rough Ride – The New York Times (PDF) Bike-Sharing Firm Bixi Files for Bankruptcy | TIME.com (PDF) Despite the Day Pass Hike, Divvy Is Already Making Money, Not Losing It | Streetsblog Chicago (PDF) Divvy to hike daily bike […]