Eric Vann

standard Do Drivers Care About Bike Lanes?

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CAITLIN GIDDINGS Study reveals the factor that most affects motorist passing behavior—and it’s not what you might think What a difference a white stripe of paint can make. Bike lanes—even those of the simple, line-added-as-an-afterthought variety—can give cyclists a sense [...]

standard ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien Explains The Need For Diversity Among TV Writers

SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Leanna Creel as Tori Scott, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Leanna Creel as Tori Scott, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Post by Dear White People. What’s one of the easiest ways to detect a racially homogenous writers’ room? According to filmmaker Justin Simien, a quick analysis of the token minority character should do the trick. In a HuffPost Live interview [...]

standard ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,’ by Jeff Hobbs

Robert DeShaun Peace Credit Illustration by Matt Dorfman; photograph courtesy of Yesenia VasquezRobert DeShaun Peace Credit Illustration by Matt Dorfman; photograph courtesy of Yesenia Vasquez

By ANAND GIRIDHARADAS SEPT. 18, 2014 Source: NYTimes ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,’ by Jeff Hobbs There are places in America where life is so cheap and fate so brutal that, if they belonged to another country, [...]

standard Velocar : Origins of the ‘Organic Transit ELF’

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Source: WikiPedia For other uses, see Velomobile. Velocar was the name given to velomobiles made in the 1930s and 40s by Mochet et Cie of Puteaux, France and colloquially to the company’s recumbent bicycles. Charles Mochet was the inventive maker of lightweight powered cyclecars (Le P’tit Auto) and [...]

standard Forget About ‘Road Diets’ and ‘Eliminating Parking’. Your ‘Vision’ Is Too Small

ELF vs. Smart Car
(Size Comparison)ELF vs. Smart Car (Size Comparison)

Background Reading FHWA and PBIC Announce Free Webinar on Pedestrian Safety and Road Diets (BeezodogsPlace) Transformative Road Diet Images (BeezodogsPlace) Once Again, Hilkevitch Spins His Wheels When Writing About Biking (BeezodogsPlace) MBA: Road Diet (BeezodogsPlace) Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams If You’re Smart [...]

standard Indicted police commander suspended from duty 11 times, records show

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Two of Evans’ suspensions resulted from excessive-force complaints.WBEZ/Chip Mitchell Two of Evans’ suspensions resulted from excessive-force complaints.

By: Chip Mitchell September 18, 2014 Source: WBEZ As prosecutors unveil grand-jury charges, WBEZ learns more about Glenn Evans’ 28 years in the Chicago Police Department. Cook County prosecutors on Thursday are planning to unveil an indictment of a Chicago [...]

standard Build Your Own Bamboo Bicycle With This Simple DIY Bike Kit

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By Tay Xing Wei 18 Sep 2014 Source: DesignTaxi Singapore-based designer Sunny Chuah has launched a new project for a DIY bamboo bicycle kit. Called ‘Bamboobee’, each kit comes with materials such as hand-crafted bamboo pieces, a recyclable frame and reinforced metal wire. Chuah promises [...]

standard Duke Adds ‘Green’ Wheels to Police Fleet

Duke Police Cpl. Walter Crevoiserat drives the Tactical ELF, the newest addition to the campus police department's fleet. Photo by April DudashDuke Police Cpl. Walter Crevoiserat drives the Tactical ELF, the newest addition to the campus police department's fleet. Photo by April Dudash

October 17, 2014 | By April Dudash Source: Duke University Police department is first in the country to use solar-powered electric “ELF” vehicle Durham, NC – The ELF, a solar and pedal hybrid vehicle, has joined the Duke University Police Department’s [...]

standard Chicago’s streets feel less mean when you’re on a Divvy bike

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Posted on October 17, 2014 by Tom Fucoloro Source: Seattle Bike Blog I have been out of town since Seattle’s bike share system launched, so to deal with my intense Pronto jealousy I had to check out some Divvy bikes while in [...]

standard City will install signs in Waterfront Park to discourage unsafe riding

The path in Waterfront Park is no place
to be riding fast.
(Photo by J. Maus/BikePortlandThe path in Waterfront Park is no place to be riding fast. (Photo by J. Maus/BikePortland

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 17th, 2014 at 4:56 pm Source: Bike Portland With the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge in full swing and warmer than usual weather sticking around, there’s a lot of bike traffic in and around downtown Portland [...]

standard Edmonton couple spends 10 years cycling the world

These tents are where the couple usually slept while on their decade-long quest.Culturequest.ca

These tents are where the couple usually slept while on their decade-long quest.

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By Patricia Kozicka September 16, 2014 11:34 pm Source: Edmonton WATCH ABOVE: A decade after embarking upon a journey around the world, an Edmonton couple has returned home. Quinn Ohler has more on their amazing adventure. EDMONTON – Seventy-seven countries on [...]

standard Raging Against Her ‘Drunk Uncle’

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Background Reading Put a hard brake on heartless speed demons (BeezodogsPlace) A Very Strange ‘Lack of Response’ (BeezodogsPlace) A Death in Central Park Raises Real Questions About Bicyclist Behavior (BeezodogsPlace) Ban Cars? Debate Intensifies Over Traffic Safety In Central Park (BeezodogsPlace) The ‘Montanaro Principles’ : [...]

standard Put a hard brake on heartless speed demons

A cyclist is pulled over by newly vigilant police in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 19.
Photo: Chad RachmanA cyclist is pulled over by newly vigilant police in Central Park on Friday, Sept. 19. Photo: Chad Rachman

By Andrea Peyser September 19, 2014 | 10:42pm Source: NYPost They’re terrorists on wheels. Assassins in Spandex. The bicycle menaces must be stopped. It’s already too late. Chances are, if you’ve spent time in New York City, you’ve experienced more [...]

standard A Very Strange ‘Lack of Response’

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Background Reading A Death in Central Park Raises Real Questions About Bicyclist Behavior (CityLab) Tribune editorial stirs up anti-bike sentiment again (ActiveTrans) Summary Ron Burke gave an eloquent and impassioned response to an essay on the behavior of bicyclists as seen [...]