You can help fight distracted driving

Distracted driving crashes kill over 3,300 Americans each year. Every one of these deaths is totally unnecessary and totally preventable. Cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to distracted drivers. A major University Hospital evaluated every traffic death in America over a six year period and found the rate of pedestrian deaths increased 45%; while bicyclist [...]

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Crash Text Dummies

In the November 2013 Scientific American David Pogue, who writes the ‘TechnoFiles column, discusses the latest research on texting while driving. The study compared hands-free texting to hands-on texting. The results are surprising. There appears to be no difference between either method of texting. “Response times were significantly delayed no matter which texting method was [...]

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High visibility jackets don’t affect how close motorists pass cyclists

Check out this interesting article on bikeradar.com and then see my take on it below. http://www.bikeradar.com/commuting/news/article/high-viz-jackets-dont-affect-how-close-motorists-pass-cyclists-39136/ This is a very interesting article. To me the most important thought in the article is the third paragraph; “…there is little that cyclists can do with their wardrobe to influence motorists’ behavior once they’ve been seen.” I agree [...]

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Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists?

Check out this great article from the New York Times and then read below on how I take bike safety a step further. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/opinion/sunday/is-it-ok-to-kill-cyclists.html?_r=0 “This is a very important article; every cyclist and driver should read it. I fully support his recommendations. Every cyclist should heed the last paragraph. Each time you get on a [...]

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Bike Sharing Programs

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21587826-sharing-two-wheels-becoming-ever-more-popular-taking-stabilisers   The Economist is probably my favorite general interest, non-enthusiast magazine.  Edited in the UK, it’s been in business over 100 years and while it has a unique British perspective it is quite pro-American.  It offers excellent insights into world events. This article is about the rapid growth of bike sharing plans around the [...]

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