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Cycling points of view

In Carbusters issue 37, Jonas Christian notes while the need to protect non-smokers is well established, the necessity of protectin non-drivers has yet to arrive in the mainstream. Christian raises a fascinating question as to whether the protection of non-smokers is a curiosity or a precedent. In a completely cycling-free lecture, Marjane Satrapi comments that read more »

Cycling Cairo women overcome cultural prejudices

Haitham El-Tabei wrote about the challenges women face when cycling in Cairo, Egypt. He notes that women enjoy more freedom in Egypt than in some neighboring countries, but they still must endure sexual harassment and violence in a culture that considers it inappropriate for women to ride bikes. View image | 31 year old read more »

Social media and cycling advocacy

Yesterday, we learned how Barb Chamberlain became director of Washington Bikes, the cycling advocacy group for the state of Washington. I first met Barb online; both of us actively use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus to interact with other cyclists and advocates. I asked her how she and Washington Bikes read more »

Wrong way cycling not as dangerous as we thought?

The other day Elly Blue wrote that wrong-way riding (aka “salmoning”) is maybe not so much a character flaw as it is an indication that something is wrong with the system, whether it be evidence of a lack in bicycle safety education or a problem with our infrastructure.

Cycling is dangerous!

The UK Carbon Trust — a green non-profit working to “to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy” — discourages cycling on company business because cycling is too dangerous. They also don’t reimburse employees for Boris bike rentals because “the company cannot assess the quality or safety of any Boris bike and it is read more »

Amgen Tour of California: Santa Cruz viewing locations

Pro cycling fans will have several choices to view some great cycling in Santa Cruz County during Stage 2 of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California on Presidents Day, Monday, February 16. California Highway 1 at Bonny Doon Road The cyclists will zoom down Highway 1 from Pacifica, past Davenport and then turn left onto read more »