Archive for June, 2010
If you want to legally drive a car in Arizona, you have to have liability coverage that protects anybody you might accidentally hit.
The problem is, if you want to, you can carry just $15,000 worth of such coverage — an amount that has remained unchanged since it was first set by the Arizona Financial Responsibility [...]
Stolen from Drunkcyclist.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bicycle Ride
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
7:30pm – 10:30pm
BICAS, 44 W. 6th St.
Fairies, nypmhs, lovers, dreamers, artists, music-makers, merry women, men, and children… Celebrate midsummer with a fanciful costumed bicycle ride then cool off with a chilled fruit buffet and a showing of the bicycle adaptation of the film ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, [...]
I’ve never shied away from riding on city streets. I prefer a road with a striped bike lane to one without, and I like the 3rd Street bikeway, but it is not often between where I am and where I want to be. And I won’t go that far out of my way [...]Read More..>>
I got an e-mail yesterday from D, the anonymous installer of the Grant Davis ghost bike. Readers may remember that back in March ADOT attempted to move the bike because it was in some kind of county right-of-way, but while doing so they accidentally damaged it. (The installer did his job well, in [...]Read More..>>
Running on Empty from Ross Ching on Vimeo.
My friend K sent me this cool but eerie video of Los Angeles without cars. From Treehugger.
Good grief. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Three neighborhoods invaded by one car Wednesday night with a driver bent on mowing people down. Four bicyclists left sprawled on the pavement. Six minutes from start to finish, from first victim to last.
Investigators said the driver had carried out the assaults in a blue Nissan Rogue crossover [...]
From today’s LA Times:
Four LAPD officers accused of clashing with bicyclists are relieved of field duty
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
June 3, 2010
Four police officers involved in a clash with cyclists in Hollywood during a protest ride have been removed from field duty while investigators review the incident, officials said Wednesday.
The move comes as outrage [...]
A client of mine sent me this wondering if I knew anything about it — which I don’t.
Watch the officer in the middle of the screen very carefully at 0:26. Exactly what is he doing? And if he just did what I think he did, is he still on the force?
Update: I [...]
As a huge fan not only of my beloved Xtracycle, but also of course BICAS, I was doubly pleased to see this announcement in my inbox just now:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6/2/2010
Groundbreaking Bicycle Company with roots in Tucson swings through town on a
Western States Tour. Founder and Tucson-native Ross Evans to speak about “living
your dream, [...]