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standard Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths

A 2011 Subaru Legacy is among the nine vehicles that were found to have a driver fatality rate of zero in a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
DANIEL ACKER/LandovA 2011 Subaru Legacy is among the nine vehicles that were found to have a driver fatality rate of zero in a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. DANIEL ACKER/Landov

Background Reading Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths (NPR) Summary A record nine car models recorded driver death rates of zero, in a periodic study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The group’s focus […]

standard Cyclist fights ticket for using full lane, and wins

Cyclist Guy Hackett beats ticket for riding in full lane. Hackett was cited by Lee County Sheriff's Office for not riding close to the right.Cyclist Guy Hackett beats ticket for riding in full lane. Hackett was cited by Lee County Sheriff's Office for not riding close to the right.

Background Reading Cyclist fights ticket for using full lane, and wins (PDF) Summary Cyclist Guy Hackett beats ticket for riding in full lane. Hackett was cited by Lee County Sheriff’s Office for not riding close to the right. Here is his […]

standard London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

Black Friars Road
© Transport for LondonBlack Friars Road © Transport for London

Background Reading London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway (PDF) Summary Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what […]

standard What Happens to Chicago’s Abandoned Bicycles?

Resident Janet Kournetas, 72, said a bicycle on Granville Avenue had been locked to a pole outside her apartment for months. (DNAinfo/Benjamin Woodard)Resident Janet Kournetas, 72, said a bicycle on Granville Avenue had been locked to a pole outside her apartment for months. (DNAinfo/Benjamin Woodard)

Background Reading What Happens to Chicago’s Abandoned Bicycles? (PDF) Summary Read the article above and then listen to the story here:

standard Sometimes Urban Cyclists Are The NIMBYs

Orange bikes seem a strange 
way to promote a gym.
(Photo: Orangetheory Fitness/FB)Orange bikes seem a strange way to promote a gym. (Photo: Orangetheory Fitness/FB)

Background Reading Company places 14 orange bikes in Beaverton as part of marketing ploy (PDF) Summary Imagine my surprise when I read that OrangeTheory had managed to piss off a another bunch of so-called Liberals who like the ones in Chicago […]

standard We Need More Bike Lanes : The ‘Big Lie’

Nico Deportago-Cabrera and Christina Peck.Nico Deportago-Cabrera and Christina Peck.

Background Reading Message of cameraderie: the courier championships come to Chicago (PDF) Can a Bike Messenger Beat a Taxi? “The city kind of becomes this living, breathing organism,” said professional bicycle messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera. “All these streets are like veins and arteries. […]

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New research shows that riding a bike can help you—and those around you—live longer. (Photo by Kamyar Adl)New research shows that riding a bike can help you—and those around you—live longer. (Photo by Kamyar Adl)

BY  MOLLY HURFORD Research shows cycling improves mortality rates We all know that cycling—any exercise, really—is good for you. Two new studies confirm that even a modest amount of regular exercise could save your life. Exercise appears to have an […]

standard Winter Cycling in the Suburbs

David Simmons of Elk Grove Village rides his bicycle to work in Rolling Meadows, even in winter. Joe Lewnard | Staff PhotographerDavid Simmons of Elk Grove Village rides his bicycle to work in Rolling Meadows, even in winter. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

Background Reading Pyke: Snow-covered paths leave cyclists, walkers on thin ice (PDF) Summary Riding year round in the suburbs is a lot like riding in the city. With the exception of course that where trails are involved snow plows are not […]