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Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

By Ashley Halsey III August 21 at 12:10 PM Source: Washington Post There’s nothing like the mention of a bicycle to draw hundreds of reader comments, and a fairly common one faults cyclists for “blowing through stop signs.” Not long ago somebody wrote, “Do they have to stop at stop signs or is that just […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

By Kat Aaron Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 02:56 PM Source: WNYC Citi Bike workers can move forward with a union vote, after a ruling from labor regulators Wednesday. Employees at the bikeshare company have been seeking to form a union since June, one that would include full-time, part-time and seasonal workers. NYC Bike Share […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
North Shore Century 2014 – 25 Mile Route

North Shore Century 2014 – 25 Mile Route

GPS Information Ride Description We arrived in time to see many of the 100 mile riders take off for parts unknown. After getting our cue sheets and arm bands we took off along the route for the 25-mile riders. Here are samples of the cue sheets: map_25 (PDF) map50_62 (PDF) map100 (PDF) For those of you interested in […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
24 STATES, 53 CITIES: PROTECTED BIKE LANES HAVE BECOME AS AMERICAN AS PIZZA

24 STATES, 53 CITIES: PROTECTED BIKE LANES HAVE BECOME AS AMERICAN AS PIZZA

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer August 19, 2014 Source: People For Bikes The American bike-lane design revolution keeps rolling. Seven years ago, protected bike lanes were one of two things in the United States: a relic of the pre-Watergate 70s or one of those crazy things they do in Northern Europe and Southern China (or maybe in Quebec — close enough). […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Climate Friendly is Bike Sharing? It’s Complicated

How Climate Friendly is Bike Sharing? It’s Complicated

By Bobby Magill Published: August 18th, 2014 Source: Climate Central In Oklahoma, where modern bike sharing began, they’re called Tulsa Townies. In New York, they’re CitiBikes. In Denver, bike sharing is called B-Cycle. In Washington, D.C., the program is Capital Bikeshare. These brightly colored bikes and their riders, often seen braving a gauntlet of impatient taxis, city buses and delivery […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
You might think bikeshares cut down on CO2, but the truth is complicated

You might think bikeshares cut down on CO2, but the truth is complicated

By Madeleine Thomas 20 Aug 2014 8:19 PM Source: Grist Nearly 40 bikeshares have popped up across the U.S. since the first program launched in Tulsa in 2007. Yet even after the 23 million rides taken on bikeshares so far — not one fatality has ever been recorded, by the way — no one really knows how much carbon dioxide all […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spate of collisions across state, region highlight passing dangers

Spate of collisions across state, region highlight passing dangers

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 20th, 2014 at 9:47 am Source: Bike Portland There have been four (officially recorded) rear-end collisions involving a bicycle rider in the past week. One of them resulted in a fatality and the other three resulted in serious injuries. The incidents have occurred throughout Oregon and nearby southwest […]

By Sunday, September 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
San Diego Bike Coalition board member in critical condition after rear-end collision

San Diego Bike Coalition board member in critical condition after rear-end collision

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 20th, 2014 at 3:46 pm Source: Bike Portland Kerry Kunsman, a 67-year old bicycle safety instructor and board member of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is in critical condition after being hit from behind by a pickup driver while riding near Tillamook yesterday. According to the Oregon State Police, […]

By Saturday, September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
‘Slow Roll’ cyclists aim to revive neighborhoods

‘Slow Roll’ cyclists aim to revive neighborhoods

By Tony Briscoe Sept 19, 2014 7:51 PM Source and View Video: Chicago Tribune As Oboi Reed and Jamal Julien weaved their bikes around parked cars and potholes Thursday in Chatham, a woman on the sidewalk called out, “Y’all are riding in the street?” Julien chuckled. With no place to lock up a bike on that […]

By Saturday, September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Even-Handedness : The Nemesis Of Urban Cyclists Everywhere

Even-Handedness : The Nemesis Of Urban Cyclists Everywhere

Background Reading Irving Schachter Killed By Cyclist in Central Park Earlier This Month (BeezodogsPlace) Teen Cyclist Kills Elderly Jogger In Central Park (BeezodogsPlace) Nancy Gruskin, Pedestrian and Cycling Safety Advocate (BeezodogsPlace) Study Finds Higher Number of Pedestrians Hurt by Bikes (BeezodogsPlace) More Injured by Bicyclists (BeezodogsPlace) Study looks at pedestrians hospitalized after bicycle crashes (BeezodogsPlace) When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes (BeezodogsPlace) […]

By Saturday, September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Woman In Critical Condition After Getting Run Over By Cyclist In Central Park

Woman In Critical Condition After Getting Run Over By Cyclist In Central Park

John Del Signore on Sep 19, 2014 8:58 am Source: Gothamist A cyclist on a racing bike plowed into a pedestrian on the west side of Central Park yesterday afternoon, sending the woman to the hospital in critical condition. An NYPD spokesperson says the cyclist was riding south in the bike lane on West Drive […]

By Saturday, September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
E-Bike Sales Are Surging in Europe

E-Bike Sales Are Surging in Europe

By DANNY HAKIMAUG. 18, 2014 Source: NYTimes BERLIN — With a faint electric whir, Iris Marossek pedals her bicycle through concrete apartment blocks in the heart of old East Berlin, delivering mail to 1,500 people a day. Painted yellow and black like a bumble bee, her bicycle is a nod to both past and future. […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crash Statistics

Source: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts). Here are more facts and figues on pedestrian and bicycle crashes: Pedestrians Click here to jump to Bicycle Crash figures In 2012, 4,743 people were killed in […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dressing Ourselves As The ‘Victim’

Dressing Ourselves As The ‘Victim’

Background Reading Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding… Posted by jolondon30 on September 19, 2014 at 5:45am She was doing all the right things in the morning commute, traveling in the bike lane, wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road. In an instant, Sher Kung — new mother, brilliant attorney, […]

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Death on a Bike

Death on a Bike

Timothy Egan Sept 18, 2014 Source: NYTimes She was doing all the right things in the morning commute, traveling in the bike lane, wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road. In an instant, Sher Kung — new mother, brilliant attorney, avid cyclist — was struck and killed by a vehicle making a turn […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

August 18, 2014 3:35 PM ET Source: NPR It can be nice to relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a shot of whiskey. But one drink too many, and you may be paying the price. To understand why drinking can make us feel so good and so bad, you have to know […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America’s Pianos

Elephant Slaughter, African Slavery And America’s Pianos

by CHRISTOPHER JOYCE August 18, 2014 1:11 PM ET Source: NPR The illegal trade in ivory from African elephants has tripled in the past 15 years, to the extent that biologists fear for the creatures’ future existence. Most of the ivory is sold in China and Vietnam, and these days the U.S. government and international conservation groups […]

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What Do ‘KatieP’ and ‘Andronymous’ Have In Common?

What Do ‘KatieP’ and ‘Andronymous’ Have In Common?

Inquiring minds want to know?

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Why new Barack Obama Chicago public high school is unjust

Why new Barack Obama Chicago public high school is unjust

Background Reading Keeping the ‘Fringe Things’ Front and Center (BeezodogsPlace) Summary By Ray Salazar, April 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm Source: ChicagoNow Today, Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Emanuel announced a new selective-enrollment high school on the near North side of Chicago.  The new school—which will only accept students based on high test scores—will be built on Chicago […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Do These Two Belong On The SAME Site?

How Do These Two Belong On The SAME Site?

Cyclingforkids – Stop the Cycle of Abuse 2014 Added by Lynette Garrett – Cyclingforkids How does a site that contains a plea for helping abused children hope to also house threads like the one below? Moderators Should Use A Light Handed Approach, IMO (ChainLink) Surely there have to be folks working with the charity who can also […]

By Friday, September 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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