Eric Vann

Happy to be back on two wheels: Christine is pictured taking the family Christmas tree to a recycling centre in Utrecht, ready to be re-planted for next year Photo: Christine JonesHappy to be back on two wheels: Christine is pictured taking the family Christmas tree to a recycling centre in Utrecht, ready to be re-planted for next year Photo: Christine Jones

Bicycle Comfort Can Be Ephemeral

Background Reading I left the UK, land of car worship, after getting knocked off my bike – Telegraph (PDF) Battle in the bike lanes of Amsterdam – Telegraph (PDF) Summary TakeAways Urban Cyclists are a very interesting lot. They love to exhibit […]

Red light cameras should be used only for safety, not as revenue producers for local communities.
PAUL VALADE | Staff PhotographerRed light cameras should be used only for safety, not as revenue producers for local communities. PAUL VALADE | Staff Photographer

Red Lights and Bicyclists

TakeAways Bicyclists run red lights because they can. Barring the presence of a license plate or a transponder they are immune to being stopped unless a traffic officer is right there to catch them. For bicyclists to even suggest that […]

Our route chosen by David was as always interesting. As we skirted industrial estates booming music and the revving up of highly tuned car engines could be heard. With the burning of rubber, handbrake turns and donuts, it was all getting a too like ''Fast and the Furious' or 'Grand Theft Auto' for yours truly. Of course I didn't see any one perform any of these but I am pretty sure you could see the intent in their eyes!Our route chosen by David was as always interesting. As we skirted industrial estates booming music and the revving up of highly tuned car engines could be heard. With the burning of rubber, handbrake turns and donuts, it was all getting a too like ''Fast and the Furious' or 'Grand Theft Auto' for yours truly. Of course I didn't see any one perform any of these but I am pretty sure you could see the intent in their eyes!

The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend

Background Reading My Orange Brompton: The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend (PDF) Summary TakeAways Nice story for Brompton enthusiasts.

Dan Gutierrez, who helped write this article, took the video from which these snapshots are taken. In the left photo, Dan’s colleague Brian DeSousa is riding close to the curb in the right-hand lane of a multilane arterial. That position invites motorists to pass him within the lane, and sure enough, one does. On the right Brian is in a lane control position, which tells motorists they need to change lanes to pass.Dan Gutierrez, who helped write this article, took the video from which these snapshots are taken. In the left photo, Dan’s colleague Brian DeSousa is riding close to the curb in the right-hand lane of a multilane arterial. That position invites motorists to pass him within the lane, and sure enough, one does. On the right Brian is in a lane control position, which tells motorists they need to change lanes to pass.

Marginalization of Bicyclists

Background Reading The Marginalization of Bicyclists – i am traffic (PDF) Summary How the car lane paradigm eroded our lane rights and what we can do to restore them Not long ago I was riding in the middle of the right-hand […]

Conventional wisdom has millennials preferring public transportation or Uber over cars, with dire predictions for the auto industry. Maybe not: They’ve zoomed past Gen X to become the second-largest group of new car buyers after their boomer parents. Bloomberg News photo by Patrick T. FallonConventional wisdom has millennials preferring public transportation or Uber over cars, with dire predictions for the auto industry. Maybe not: They’ve zoomed past Gen X to become the second-largest group of new car buyers after their boomer parents. Bloomberg News photo by Patrick T. Fallon

Millennials Hot For New Cars?

Background Reading Millennials proving hot for new cars – The Portland Press Herald : Maine Sunday Telegram (PDF) Summary TakeAways This information has made the StreetsBlog Chicago guys ‘see red‘. But time will tell. And it is not just Americans who […]

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Everyone should be bike partisan…

From the Desk of Chris Kegel Life-long cycling advocate, President of Wheel & Sprocket Spreading my passion and knowledge for cycling has been my life’s work. Next week, our state is moving to remove legislation that could have drastic negative […]

The city's first curb-protected bike lanes were installed this week in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]The city's first curb-protected bike lanes were installed this week in Douglas Park in North Lawndale. [DNAinfo/Stephanie Lulay]

When ‘Making A Statement’ Gets Tiresome

Background Reading   TakeAways It is always startling to read that a committed member of the Urban Cycling Movement whose bicycle advocacy organization represents itself as the spokesman for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit users should be so negative towards the […]

The weather was perfect for a pedicab trip to Peninsula Park.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)The weather was perfect for a pedicab trip to Peninsula Park. (Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

Trike (Pedicab) Ride for Seniors

Background Reading Cycling beyond 80: Providence sponsors trike ride for senior residents (photos) – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary A cohort of residents at local senior housing facilities took a roll through North Portland in style Wednesday, including one 96-year-old taking her first […]

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail
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The 606 under construction on April 22, 2015.The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Lenny Gilmore/RedEye The 606 under construction on April 22, 2015.

The Art of Giving Cycling Advice

Background Reading Go away Rollerbladers – and other ways to keep Bloomingdale Trail civilized (OnLine) Summary With the impending opening of the Bloomingdale Trail next month, cyclist and pedestrian etiquette will almost certainly be a major topic of conversation among the […]