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Accidents are, umm, no accidents

Tom Vanderbilt has been harping a lot lately on the use of the word “accident” to describe traffic collisions. He’s also commenting a lot, lately, on the use of passive voice in news reports about traffic collisions. For example, “Joe Blow was killed when a car crossed the center line and struck him head on.” read more »

Occupy the streets

Long time readers of Cyclelicious understand the historical context of pedestrian and cyclist road rights in the United States. To very quickly summarize, roads were once a public throughway for all modes of transportation. Before about 70 years ago, common law and public opinion recognized the operator of the more dangerous conveyance was responsible for read more »

Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Bogota’s “Cycling Fever”

Back when the recently deceased Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a journalist for El Espectador in 1955, he reported on the scofflaw cyclists who endangered ordinary citizens.

Don’t panic and carry a towel

Lady Fleur gives advice on cycling during those spring showers we so desperately need. The only thing I’d add for eyeglass wearers: bring a rag or small towel. I carry mine in my back pocket. More bike stuff below the good advice.

Kolkata India bans bikes

I was just going to tweet this link but there’s an especially annoying video popup, so I’ll summarize here and you can click through and read the full story for yourself if you would like. According to the International Business Times, police in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India have banned bicycles from most streets to read more »

Nataliya Vasilyeva rides a bicycle

Nataliya Vasilyeva is a business reporter for the Associated Press is Moscow, Russia. She writes about the challenges of cycling in the Russian capital.