Archive for the 'theory' Category
I’ve been thinking about the Daily Star’s recent article about the robotic cars that Google has invented. Apparently Google has already navigated robotic trucks across the Golden Gate Bridge and around Lake Tahoe, and the day is not that far off that we start seeing these things on our highways.
I am guessing it [...]
I read this New York Times article yesterday about First Lady Michelle Obama’s successful campaign to persuade Wal Mart, Walgreens, and other retailers to provide healthier food choices and reduce the prevalence of “food deserts” in our communities. A food desert is an area where more than 500 people live further than one mile [...]Read More..>>
I just got back from a quick trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where I had argument in a non bike-related case in federal court. (It went well.)
Now, I would never want to live in Cheyenne because it is too cold and windy most of the year. And it certainly did not make the list [...]
This was on the AZ Daily Star Website today:
Pedestrian struck in crosswalk dies
A 79-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on the west side last week died Sunday.
The vehicle hit Jose Jesus Garcia in a marked crosswalk near the intersection of West St. Mary’s Road and North Cherokee Avenue around 4 p.m. Wednesday, said [...]
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile. Is it right to put someone in prison for the rest of his life after pulling him over with 0.10 blood-alcohol content? Even if it’s the 16th time it has happened?
Readers of this blog know that I am critical of our DUI laws. I want [...]
Back from my trip, I discovered that my readers took over my blog while I was away, particularly in the comments section of the post below on bike boulevards. Tom Thivener wrote a comment regarding something I often hear from local cyclists:
Tucson is probably the only community rated Silver or higher by the League [...]
In response to my earlier post on bike boulevards, Tom Thivener, Tucson’s Bike and Pedestrian Program Manager, sent me a few comments. He said that people here in Tucson don’t always have a clear picture of what a bike boulevard is (I think he was including me in that statement), which he says is [...]Read More..>>
There’s been some controversy in Tucson bike-politics of late over bike boulevards.
It seems that some members of the Tucson/Pima County Bike Advisory Committee disagree that money on bike boulevards is well spent — they want to see the money spent on bike lanes. I’ve heard lots of arguments for this, some which [...]
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..>>
This reads like it came out of the Onion. A guy gets doored, and when the police arrive they ticket him for not having a bell on his bike and apologize to the motorist who doored him.
Later that day the bicyclist gets back from the hospital to discover his bike has been stolen.
One of [...]