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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.

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. [...]

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 [...]

This man needs to go to jail. He is a criminal.

By • Aug 17th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web Warning the video has media bias especially near the conclusion where they point out that it is the fault of cyclists for being there, comment if you disagree.

A very long but good article about cycling and the law.

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske – Two-by-two By Bob Mionske Posted Jun. 27, 2008 Dear Bob, In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, during a ride on the last Friday of last month, 17 cyclists were ticketed for violating the two abreast statue by claims that they were impeding traffic. The tickets stated that the violation was of [...]

The NY Times really do have it out for cyclists.

By • Aug 16th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Now they are nitpicking on Lance Armstrong. How much water do all the other rich people use? Did a bicycle run over your puppy James? First on August 11, they post this gem now they “care” so much about the environment that they single out a rich guy all the way over in Austin, TX. [...]

Advertising misrepresents bicycling

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: Bike Accidents, Stuff I found on the web

Found here Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Advertising misrepresents bicycling From the Birmingham News (AL), 08.13.08: Positives of bicycling often not portrayed in ads Most images of cycling presented in mass market ads follow one of two distinct approaches–one positive, albeit often nostalgic, the other unfortunately negative. This dichotomy neatly reflects the conflicted perception of the [...]

Motorists are all Goofy :)

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

50 years later and what has changed? Less of the slow down, drive safely signs. The problem is that technology has improved the roads, and the cars, but not the drivers. We need traffic psychologists working on road designs. People with insight into human nature, and not those who would try and reduce everyone to [...]

A great song by Jimmy Buffet, Buzz Cason

By • Aug 12th, 2008 • Category: Stuff I found on the web

Just goes to show you God is smarter than we are. By: Jimmy Buffett, Buzz Cason 1971 I have been out wandering I have traveled far One conclusion I have made Is God don’t own a car He don’t wear no fancy clothes He’d rather take the bus He would pay a tourist fare So [...]