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On the adoption of bike infrastructure
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This article and 360 video from the LA Times…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Jul 21.

From Oz - The War on Cyclists
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From the NY Times Australia desk. Scroll down to "Dangerous…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Jul 14.

Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jul 10.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Bike Snob NYC has a couple relevant tweets today: https://twitter.com/bikesnobnyc/status/895744698991685632 https://twitter.com/bikesnobnyc/status/895716865112190976 It looks like we are in good company."
Aug 10
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

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From the Cyclelicious blog:http://www.cyclelicio.us/2017/today-i-learned-about-watching-eyes-and-bike-theft/I wonder if that would help with not only bike thefts, but bike lane encroachment?See More
Aug 1
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On the adoption of bike infrastructure
"In line with all those comments from the newest most recent bike accident with motorists saying the exact same thing."
Jul 21
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On the adoption of bike infrastructure
"This article which crossed my bike alert feed today is (I think) relevant to this thread: Everyone should wear helmets. So why pick on cyclists? So a number of slights against cyclists (always break the law, don't take their own safety…"
Jul 20
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On the adoption of bike infrastructure
"I'm hoping those greedy money makers are the ones that "age out"."
Jul 20
Jeremy replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On the adoption of bike infrastructure
"It isn't just drivers interested in keeping the status quo.  There are too many corporations making money from people buying and driving personal automobiles.  Car manufacturers, insurers, petrol corporations, lenders, car dealers,…"
Jul 19
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion On the adoption of bike infrastructure
"The sooner they "age out" the better. Not sure how the generation after Z will fare."
Jul 18
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

On the adoption of bike infrastructure

This article and 360 video from the LA Timeshttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/livable-city/la-ol-bicycle-safety-road-diet-20170717-htmlstory.htmlgot me thinking about the creation of cycling infrastructure (and resistance thereto). The author writes:The car may still be king in Los Angeles, but its dominion isn’t as sweeping as some entitled motorists seem to think. Roughly a quarter of…See More
Jul 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"I did, though I didn't try clicking the link through The Chainlink interface. I already had the NYT article displayed After trimming all the mysterious parameters after the "?", I made sure I could view that as well. It seems odd…"
Jul 14
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Not a Ning issue but a Viglink issue - Viglink sets up links to retailers when products are mentioned. Rare case where it attached to a media article. I went in and added something to the HREF tag that should fix it. "
Jul 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Dang. I generally trim URLs so all the tracking cruft on the end is elided. Does this help? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/world/australia/the-war-on-cyclists-melbourne.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170714&nlid=53046380&tntemail0=y&_r=0"
Jul 14
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Thanks for posting. Definitely has a point - we tend to get grouped together as if we are all doing what annoys drivers even if drivers break the laws same/more % than we do."
Jul 14
Marcelo Marcos replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Can't reach the article but its seems like it reaches the same conclusions Wendy Zukerman from Science Vs. communicated back in the day. A lot of it has to be the us vs. them mentality that is ingrained deeply within our culture. Must be bad…"
Jul 14
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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"As an Evanston resident, I have an opinion on that. :-) For the most part, traveling north/south in Evanston is fine. If you want to travel west, Church and Main are your only safe options, and Main isn't actually a good option until you reach…"
Jul 10
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"Sanitary and Ship Canal - yes. Turning on the Bicycling option shows how the lack of bike infra really is in that area."
Jul 10

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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
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I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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