Archive for September, 2011
It’s worth checking out Alain Delormes’s photos of Chinese cargo bikes and the people riding them.
A reader just pointed out that the original site (Huffington Post) updated their site to clarify the photos are digitally altered. It did look a little over the top . . . .
This article from The Economist, just sent to me by A.C., pretty much just nails it about the dangers of cycling in America.
With a very few exceptions, America is no place for cyclists
Sep 3rd 2011 | SEATTLE | from the print edition
DYING while cycling is three to five times more likely in [...]
Flagstaff cyclists ought to work on fixing this. Turns out in Flagstaff, bicyclists must yield right-of-way to right-turning motorists, even when in a bike lane/route.
Here’s the code:
“Section 9-05-001-0015 Right of Way At Intersection: Upon approaching an intersection, any person riding or operating bicycles in a bicycle lane shall yield the right of way [...]
It’s from a NY Times article on Honduras that has nothing to do with bicycles. But what a mysterious, powerful photo. And a girl on a bike in a Central American country, that’s forward progress at least.
Friends of mine somehow pried me out of my house yesterday to attend Grist columnist Elly Blue’s presentation at El Mercado last night. It was an old-fashioned road show, with a great presentation about bikes and economics followed by some short movies, mostly extolling and scrutinizing Portland’s biketopia. There was good food, too. [...]Read More..>>
Not to be too churlish about this, but have we fallen so far as a people that a half-mile walk through the woods calls for a New York Times article and a nation-wide round of self-applause?
Hurricane Irene left an astonishing mess on Vermont and elsewhere, and I would never minimize that. One community there [...]
From the “Not all news is bad” Department, a great video taken from Cunningham’s piece in today’s NY Times (above), with Cunningham talking about Park Avenue’s weekly closures to motorized vehicles here.