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Vision Zero: The Plan to Eliminate Road Fatalities

Back in 1997, Sweden adopted the concept of Vision Zero. The Swedish approach to road safety is a straightforward and powerful initiative that can be summarized in a single sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Admittedly, when I first started learning about Vision Zero, which has been gaining traction in European countries as well […]

Mixed Bag: How I Really Feel About the McBike Bag

Once again, it’s been awhile since my last contribution to Commute by Bike. Loyal readers of this wonderful blog may remember some of my posts from years past, which range from insightful (I hope) to asinine (I suspect). I could not, however, miss an opportunity to write about one of the most important recent developments […]

Learning from London (Or Are We?)

Six cyclists have died in London in two weeks. This can’t possibly be breaking news for anyone who is reading a cycling blog (or reading in general) as this rash of fatalities has been widely covered by major news outlets from every conceivable angle. BBC News alone has published pieces such as “London Cycle Deaths: […]

Squirrelly Vandal Drives Professor Nuts

In many of my previous posts on Commute By Bike, I have focused on feel-good stories, such as the tale of a man who found both renewed health and a missing dog while on his bicycle, as well as made entertaining (I hope) references to pop icons such as Kermit the Frog to explain painted […]

The Wandertec Tuba: A Bike Trailer for Car-Sized Errands

If my recent  screen test video worked as intended, it was like a Hollywood teaser trailer that left you mad with anticipation for the full feature. The wait is over. Actually, it was over a few days ago when we launched our Kickstarter project for the Wandertec Tuba Bike Trailer: That was me in the […]

Eric Cantor’s Thoughts While Biking

House Majority Eric Cantor (R-VA), has been a leading opponent of funding for cycling programs in the Federal Transportation Bill. Of more than $50 billion that US Congress will authorize for transportation (maybe someday), Cantor would prefer to see it all go to real transportation projects — interstate highways, roads, bridges, etc. for motorized vehicles. […]