Police in the California Central Valley city of Hanford says bicycle crashes are up compared to last year. “Cars aren’t looking,” Traffic Officer Jeff Davis said. “I personally almost hit a bicyclist in my truck the other day.”
Somebody in an online forum was invited to participate in a stakeholder group to develop a new bike plan for his city. I have other things going on today so this will be a cut-and-paste quicky as I copy elements from the municipal code from the city of Longmont, Colorado, which came about from its read more »
Confidential to Moscow With Love: Y2fEjdGT1W6nsLqtJbGUVeUp9e4= I work in Santa Clara County, California. This is the region those of you outside of Northern California might know as Silicon Valley, where we have 1.8 million people working 1.2 million jobs driving 45 million miles every weekday. This means cycling on roads that look like this in read more »
Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »
For a taste of Victorian London, see this entry for “BICYCLING” from Dickens’s Dictionary of London: An Unconventional Guide, 1888 by Charles Dickens. The more things change, the more they stay the same.