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Entering the Batavia Bathroom

Background Reading We stopped in Batavia for a bathroom break when a motorist wandered into the foyer and asked in a distraught fashion what were the rules behind flashing lights on Route 31. Pedestrians had activated the yellow flasher and […]

During the study, the Dr Ian Garrard wore different outfits at random to see what effect it would have on driving habits.

Cyclists And Highspeed Overtakes

Background Reading Cyclists cannot stop drivers overtaking dangerously, research suggests (PDF) Summary A new study from the University of Bath and Brunel University suggests that no matter what clothing a cyclist wears, around 1-2% of drivers will pass dangerously close when […]

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You Can Never Be Too Vigilant As An Urban Cyclist

Background Reading Grafitti in northwest Portland rages against blinking bike lights – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary The blinking bike lights debate has taken a new turn in Portland. Two readers have contacted us this week about a message painted in large red […]

On May 18, Charles Uth climbed onto his bicycle and headed toward his job at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He never made it. He landed in a hospital bed instead. Now he's trying to piece together the story of how he got there. DNAinfo/Ed Komenda

Another Mystery Involving Bicycling To Be Solved

Background Reading Bicyclist Trying To Solve Mystery Of Crash After Waking Up In The Hospital – Bridgeport – DNAinfo.com Chicago (PDF) Summary TakeAways There is no doubt that waking up in a hospital following what appears to have been a bicycle […]

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 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 […]

President Obama rides a bike during a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in 2013. RICK FRIEDMAN / POOL / GETTY IMAGES

Do You Know How To Ride A Bicycle?

Background Reading How Many Americans Don’t Know How To Ride A Bike? | FiveThirtyEight (PDF) Summary In August 2013, YouGov commissioned a survey titled “Bikes & Edward Snowden.” Thankfully, the survey treated the two topics separately — I’ve yet to receive […]

Cyclist Should Be Leading The Charge For Bicycle ‘Roadworthiness’ Laws

Background Reading The ‘Vulnerable User’ Strategy Is Crippling Cycling Safety (BeezodogsPlace) Summary The recent spate of attempts (HB 3255) on the West Coast to upgrade the ‘roadworthiness status of bicycles to that of basic transportation‘ is showing just how far we have […]

Police tape a scene of a shooting at the Trestle Trail Bridge in the City of Menasha, Wis. (AP Photo/Dana Ferguson)

Following argument with his ex-fiancee Bicyclist randomly shoots 4 people (killing 3) and then turns gun on himself

Background Reading 4 dead in Menasha, Wisconsin, hiking shooting, including 11-year-old | abc7chicago.com (PDF) Summary MENASHA, Wis. — An argument with his ex-fiancee likely motivated a university student to randomly shoot four people, three fatally, on a bridge along a busy […]

The Queens intersection in which Edgar Torres was struck and killed by a bus. The Queens intersection in which Edgar Torres was struck and killed by a bus. (Jim O'Grady/WNYC)

Wait… Did He Just Say That?

Background Reading The Chicago ‘Whine and Jeez’ Club Cycling Forum just had one respondent say essentially the following during another round of nauseating Drama Queen activity over the proposed relocation of the accursed Kinzie PBL: I am skeptical about the […]