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Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

by LINDA POON April 19, 2014 7:03 AM ET Source: NPR What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, right? Well, not when it comes to bullying. Some may still consider bullying a harmless part of growing up, but mounting evidence suggests that the adverse effects of being bullied aren’t something kids can just shake […]

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In Search of a Better Bicycling GPS Unit

In Search of a Better Bicycling GPS Unit

Background Reading  Edge Tour Plus | Garmin Summary So it was off to REI to try and find an upgrade for my Garmin Edge 605. Turns out that there is a new unit that is about the same dimensions but has a touch screen and some really neat new features that make either Club-level Ride […]

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This bike glows in the dark when headlights hit it

This bike glows in the dark when headlights hit it

By Holly Richmond 19 Mar 2014 9:40 AM Source: Grist Aside from stringing your bike and entire body in flashing holiday lights, it’s hard to find an elegant solution to the cyclist night visibility problem. Enter Mission Bicycle Company’s new bike, the Lumen. The cycle, which comes in eight-speed or single-speed, is a normal charcoal […]

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There’s reason to celebrate lakefront path project

There’s reason to celebrate lakefront path project

Background Reading Navy Pier Flyover (CDOT) Blair Kamin 12:00 a.m. CDT, March 19, 2014 Source: ChicagoTribune When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Sen. Dick Durbin announced Tuesday that work was finally about to start on an elevated lakefront path near Navy Pier, one moment—apparently unscripted—spoke to the value of the $60 million project. From behind a podium, […]

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Here’s real proof that downtown doesn’t need TIFs

Here’s real proof that downtown doesn’t need TIFs

Joe Cahill March 19, 2014 Source: Crain’s Chicago Business At first glance, there’s nothing surprising about the surge in development on Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Millennium Park. After all, the stretch forms a nexus between downtown office towers, Mag Mile shopping and a glittering tourist attraction. And it’s got plenty of drab low-rise […]

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New ‘Bikeology’ curriculum guides spell out bike skills for grades 6-12

New ‘Bikeology’ curriculum guides spell out bike skills for grades 6-12

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on March 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am Source: BikePortland When the basics of biking are essentially passed on as folk wisdom from one individual to another, is there any wonder so many of us fail to pick up the best practices? Local programs like Safe Routes to School and Create a Commuter try […]

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Innovative ‘Halfbike’, An Alternative To The Traditional Bicycle

Innovative ‘Halfbike’, An Alternative To The Traditional Bicycle

By Amanda Mok, 19 Mar 2014 Source: DesignTaxi Arizona-based start-up Kolelinia, founded by architects Martin Angelov and Mihail Klenov, have come up with an innovative transportation device named ‘The Halfbike’. Described as the “low-tech version of the Segway” by design magazine Dezeen, it looks like an odd cross between a traditional tricycle and a kick scooter, with a waist-high vertical handlebar. […]

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‘Can’t you read?!’: When one rider calls out another for rolling through a stop

‘Can’t you read?!’: When one rider calls out another for rolling through a stop

Posted by Michael Andersen (News Editor) on April 18th, 2014 at 8:48 am Source: BikePortland Is it out of line for one person on a bike to aggressively criticize another for pedaling through a stop sign in a safe situation? That’s the opinion of local writer and rider Diane Yee, who writes about biking and […]

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Texting drivers deserve more than a fine

Texting drivers deserve more than a fine

John Kass April 18, 2014 Source: ChicagoTribune The other day I saw something happen on the road. A woman was driving a nice, new, cream-colored luxury SUV with gold trim in the lane to my left. She was a young woman, blonde, ponytail, big sunglasses. I’ve seen men do what she was about to do. […]

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Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction in spring

Navy Pier Flyover to begin construction in spring

By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco RedEye 1:55 p.m. CDT, March 17, 2014 Source: RedEye Construction on the Navy Pier Flyover – intended to provide a safer route for lakefront trail users — is set to begin this spring, according to city officials. One of the most congested segments of the lakefront trail is near Navy Pier. The flyover […]

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How safe is Chicago’s lakefront trail?

How safe is Chicago’s lakefront trail?

By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco RedEye 6:06 p.m. CDT, March 17, 2014 Source: RedEye Right about now, Chicagoans are stir-crazy: anxious to get outside without a puffy coat and enjoy the few warm months the city offers between winters. Once that first warm day hits, Chicagoans flock to the lakefront trail. It’s where they train for […]

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Coming Soon: To Your Local ‘Protected Bike Lane’

Coming Soon: To Your Local ‘Protected Bike Lane’

Summary This is gonna piss off a whole lot of tight-assed anti-car types on the ChainLink Forum. Might as well get their sphincters ready now, so as to avoid emotional and intellectual constipation. A nice assortment of these could be use at the next Active Transportation Alliance “drink yourself silly for cycling” night to conduct PBL drag races. […]

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Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes

Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes

By Holly Richmond 16 Apr 2014 7:14 PM Source: Grist Grist cannot be held responsible for the crapping of your pants while watching this helmet-cam of daredevil cyclist Geoff Gulevich going down a mountain: The GoPro video of Gulevich’s ride is from the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah — an exclusive, invite-only mountain bike […]

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Screw being ladylike on a bike

Screw being ladylike on a bike

By Holly Richmond 17 Apr 2014 2:22 PM Source: Grist Turns out the sexist soap bubble we live in doesn’t pop when you hop on a Surly. If anything, people get MORE judgey: Ladies, you better not get to work sweaty and unpretty! But how dare you ride in a skirt and heels? I half expect some […]

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Advice From The Tiny Fix Bike Gang

Advice From The Tiny Fix Bike Gang

Background Reading Take Back the Lane: A Guide to Street Harassment on Bicycle (TinyFixGang) Harrasment As A Female……….. (ChainLink) Summary One of the ChainLink Forum this morning I was reading through a thread on strategies a female rider might employ when dealing with catcalls while riding alone. There were some good ideas including one or two […]

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MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

MillerCoors focusing on water conservation

By John Schmid of the Journal Sentinel March 16, 2014 Source: Journal Sentinel Images: Click Here With stressed U.S. water supplies posing long-term peril to its production, MillerCoors is focusing on sustainability Crack open a beer and what ripples out is 95% water. Water quality determines taste. Water is why beer ads tend to mythologize […]

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Baseball Great Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After Defending Obama

Baseball Great Hank Aaron Flooded With Racist Hate Mail After Defending Obama

TOM KLUDT – APRIL 15, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT Source: TalkingPointsMemo The Atlanta Braves have been deluged with hate mail after baseball great Hank Aaron’s recent comments about racism in America and President Obama’s critics. According to USA Today, the Braves organization has received hundreds of letters, emails and phone calls since Aaron made his comments a week […]

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Illinois Bike Transportation Plan

Illinois Bike Transportation Plan

Source: Illinois Bike Transportation Plan The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is proud to release the Illinois Bike Transportation Plan (Plan), the first state-wide bicycle plan in Illinois history. The Plan serves as the transportation alternatives chapter of the 2012 Illinois State Long Range Transportation Plan and follows the long range plan’s theme of Transforming […]

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New York Has Sixth-Lowest Rate of Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

New York Has Sixth-Lowest Rate of Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 10:43 AM By KAT AARON Source: TransportationNation Among major American cities, New York has the sixth-lowest fatality rate for cyclists and pedestrians. That’s according to a massive new report on national biking and walking trends. Cities with lower fatality rates were Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, Colorado Springs and San Francisco. “Overall, the […]

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On The Question of “Collective Guilt”

On The Question of “Collective Guilt”

Background Reading Posted 20th August 2013 by Uptown Biker (a.k. a. Jeff Schneider) Source: Uptown Biking Life This blogger seems to believe in collective guilt: http://www.beezodogsplace.com/2013/08/20/the-gods-of-cycling-are-hard-task-masters-indeed/ Somehow a young woman, who happened to be riding a bicycle, deserved to be assaulted, because – some other people who sometimes ride bicycles do so in a reckless manner. I […]

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