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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 [...]



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 [...]



Cooperative Cycling

By • Jul 18th, 2008 • Category: Lead stories

Several Links, and a video about Cooperating with traffic, a safer friendlier way.



Lessons from a reformed speeder.

By • Jul 6th, 2008 • Category: Hmm..., Lead stories

I used to be in a hurry in my car. I couldn’t wait to get there. I would get mad at anything that was moving slowly in front of me. (I never did yell at anyone or throw bottles, but my wife tells me I tailgated sometimes). Then I decided to ride my bike again. [...]