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Obama Bicycle Policy Wins Love From Cyclists, Scorn From Trucking Industry

By • Apr 16th, 2010 • Category: Lead stories

Yay!  I hope it goes through.  Equal consideration for walking and cycling on the roads! Obama Bicycle Policy Wins Love From Cyclists, Scorn From Trucking Industry WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy. LaHood [...]



On the Right Track

By • Apr 12th, 2010 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Catherine Ciarlo, Transportation Policy Director in the Office of Mayor Sam Adams in Portland, Oregon, explains how cycle tracks and buffered bike lanes work. On the Right Track from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.



Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook

By • Jan 9th, 2010 • Category: Rants

Inciting Hate Crimes — from newspaper comments to Facebook Jan 7th, 2010 by Keri. 25 comments I suspect most local cyclists have read the most recent road wars article in the Sentinel. As is typical, the comments are full of hate and threats of violence from the typical lowlifes who frequent newspaper comment sections. I [...]



Doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting bicyclists in Brentwood

By • Jan 8th, 2010 • Category: Lead stories

Doctor sentenced to 5 years in prison for assaulting bicyclists in Brentwood January 8, 2010 | 11:05 am A doctor convicted of assaulting two bicyclists by slamming on his car brakes after a confrontation on a narrow Brentwood road was sentenced today to five years in prison. Christopher Thompson, wearing dark blue jail scrubs, wept as he [...]



How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road

By • Sep 30th, 2009 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

How to Get More Bicyclists on the Road Getting people out of cars and onto bicycles, a much more sustainable form of transportation, has long vexed environmentally conscious city planners. Although bike lanes painted on streets and automobile-free “greenways” have increased ridership over the past few years, the share of people relying on bikes for [...]



This cyclist was arrested for “resisting arrest”

By • Feb 6th, 2009 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

And convicted too! while you watch this, just think to yourself, when you do not deserve to be arrested and people are arresting you, should you resist?  Would you?  Basically every person in america that has the audacity to not get handcuffed peacefully and go to jail without being happy about it is a criminal. [...]



Monkey on a bicycle against Human on a unicycle

By • Jan 9th, 2009 • Category: Funny Stuff

Ahh the japanese media. Is there anything they won’t try?



Watch out for city workers

By • Nov 19th, 2008 • Category: Funny Stuff


Tips for biking with kids

By • Sep 5th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

(I found this on the web, click on the link and check out his site). Tips for biking with kids Sep 3rd, 2008 by elliott. This article is part of a series we are writing on getting started biking for transportation. Articles include: Taking the Plunge Picking a bike for everyday transportation Putting it all [...]



Why I am not afraid of cars (Or any man).

By • Aug 30th, 2008 • Category: Rants

How can you ride in a dangerous street with deadly metal monsters without being terrified? I found the answer. Trust God. 1) Bicycling and walking are better for the earth.  There is no doubt.  Anyone with a brain knows that cars are polluting God’s creation. 2) Our job on earth is to take care of [...]