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Portland tops in bicycle airport access

Can you bike to the nearest airport? Phyllis Orrick of the Safe Transportation Research & Education Center and Karen Trapenberg Frick of the University of California Transportation Center examined bicycle access for airport employees at a variety of airports in the United States.

Jail sentence for running stop sign

Andrew Bamberg ran a stop sign, presented photos of a different intersection to “prove” the absence of a stop sign and then — when a traffic engineer offered to take a look at the intersection — switched street signs around to confuse the court. The 42-year-old former car salesman was sentenced in San Mateo County read more »

Where do cyclists shop?

I was playing around with Strava’s Global Heat Map, which plots the entire Strava dataset onto a map to show where people ride. I zoomed into my town and discovered it’s easy to see where cyclists congregate.

Entering Tsunami Hazard Zone

People in Santa Cruz County California were stuck in gas lines and traffic for hours after the 2011 Tohuku earthquake struck Japan. What’s your plan if there’s a real tsunami, and you have minutes to evacuate? Tsunami Awareness Week apparently began yesterday. People who live in, bike through, and visit coastal California should be aware read more »

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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Today’s roadside treasure

All kinds of goodies found today during my morning commute. First item: a Stihl Oilomatic chainsaw for a 36 inch bar.