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Archive for January, 2008

Bike paths and Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I am neither a biker nor a walker on a path. A cyclist ringing his bell signaling me to move would do no good, so I guess I’d be one of those ending up with “great bodily harm,” as you put it. You see, I’m hard-of-hearing and could not hear that dinging bell [...]

Preparations for Bike To Work Week

Earlier this week, a number of local bicycling, environment and pedestrian advocates joined up to start planning Bike To Work Week 2008. Several local bloggers were among them, myself included. The month of May is Bike Month, and The League of American Bicyclists recommends for 2008 that the week of May 12-16 be set aside [...]

Commuting By Bike on Austin’s Tollways

The Austin American-Statesman had an interesting article by Ben Wear yesterday that is making the bike blog rounds. I thought it worth mentioning here. “Man braves cars, bureaucrats to bike on tollways” features Chuck Thomas’ quest to make his daily bicycle commute on the Texas 45 North tollway legit by getting a TxTag. Favorite quote: [...]

How do we get more people on bikes?

That’s quite literally the billion dollar question. If you watched the video I posted last week, Tim Parr of Swobo makes the argument that it’s not about about telling people their fat, playing the environment card or anything else. We have to make cycling fun and cool again. Bring it out of the sport-only mindset [...]

REI, Bikes Belong give for Bicycle Friendly Communities

Happy Monday. I hope you all are enjoying the cold rain in California, the warmer temperatures in the northern United States, and cycling wherever you’re at. REI provided the cash and the bike industry Bikes Belong organization directed that cash toward the Chicagoland Bike Federation and New York City’s Transportation Alternatives to help their respective [...]

Woman receives maximum jail sentence after laughing over bicyclist homicide

AOL News: A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed. Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 [...]