Alcohol and Cycling

Beer is the Answer!

The Limits of Bicycle Infrastructure Effectiveness

Background Reading Wrong way death on Route 53 (chicagotribune) Teenager Hit By Car After Crossing Highway While Playing Pokémon Go (designtaxi) Pokemon Go Is The New Texting & Driving (thedailybeast) Cyclist hospitalized after being struck by Metra train in Morton […]

This applies even to the Urban Cycling Movement.

Blaming ‘The System’ And Not ‘The Victim’ Works For Me…

Background Reading How to Counter the Victim-Blaming Impulse After a Traffic Crash (streetsblog) Mom spared jail time after driver hits, kills boy (cnn) Mom granted new trial in death of son struck by driver (cnn) Woman Convicted of Homicide After Drunk […]

Midnight Marauders Covet This Award Pin

Keeping Your Powder Dry…

Police Officer, Bicyclist Injured in Logan Square Crash (OnLine) LOGAN SQUARE — A police officer and a cyclist were both injured in a crash at a Logan Boulevard intersection Friday morning, officials said. A squad car with its lights and sirens activated was headed […]

JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF A ceremony was held last week in memory of Dr. Anita Kurmann, who was struck and killed earlier this month while riding her bicycle at Massachusetts Avenue and Beacon Street.

The Urban Cyclist ‘Weight Loss Program’

Background Reading Bicycle safety in Boston is a public health issue – The Boston Globe (PDF) Boston’s roads aren’t meant for bicycles – The Boston Globe (PDF) Death toll mounts for bicyclists on Boston’s streets – The Boston Globe (PDF) Summary TakeAways Now […]

Anti-drunken-driving advocates and local law enforcement officials are exploring progams to persuade people not to slide behind the wheel if they’re drunk. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

None for the Road – Because, ‘Beer Is Never The Answer’

Background Reading None for the road: Drunken driving and 24:7 Sobriety – Chicago Tribune (PDF) Summary TakeAways Last winter a medical school graduate nearly lost a leg following a late night collision with a car on Lake Shore Drive while riding […]

Anti-drunken-driving advocates and local law enforcement officials are exploring progams to persuade people not to slide behind the wheel if they’re drunk. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

Cycling Hucksterism

Background Reading Rising Injuries Among Elderly Cyclists (BeezodogsPlace) The Bicycle Commuting ‘Fine Print’ (BeezodogsPlace) There’s A Silver Lining To The Rise In Bike Injuries (PDF) Summary TakeAways The quickest way to get the knickers of the Urban Cycling Community in a virtual twist […]

TOM WALLACE The visibility of the slow-moving traveling taverns makes them an easy target for frustrated neighbors, operators say.

‘Armed’ Cyclists Attack Pedal Pub

Background Reading Culture of pedal pubs becomes target — online and by bike – StarTribune.com (PDF) Summary TakeAways This quote appeared in the article: Five of the six cyclists arrested Saturday for allegedly spraying squirt guns and throwing water balloons at […]