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Folk cycling

“Folk cycling” is the antithesis of “vehicular cycling.” While vehicular cycling is the practice of bicycling in a visible and predictable manner in accordance with the principles of driving any other vehicle on the road, most cyclists don’t believe the rules of the road apply to them. They either don’t care about the law, don’t read more »

Cycling in Benin: Donation Drive for Benin National Team

Our favorite former pro racer turned Peace Corps Volunteer and CyclingNews.com blogger, Christoph Herby, has stirred up tremendous interest in supporting the Benin National Team with his recent “Cycling in Benin” posts. His most recent post is “Dreaming of the Champs Elysées.”

Bike consultation and cycling trends

If the number of folks that I’m consulting on building their first real transportation bikes is any gauge of trends in culture then good times lie ahead for cycling!!! In the last 3 months, I’ve mostly designed new bike builds for 5 people here in Colorado, (the CTO of the company where I work, a read more »

Counterpoint to Cohen’s ethical scofflaw argument

Ethicist Randy Cohen’s essay on the ethics of running red lights has gone viral over the weekend. Cohen argues that cyclists who run red lights (after ensuring the intersection is clear) cause no harm, so there’s no ethical breach when they do so. Financial journalist and New York cyclist Felix Salmon argues that cyclists who read more »

San Jose District 1 candidate for safe streets

First a bit of trivial trivia: I briefly majored in Political Science in college, and I’m still fascinated with the drama of politics. The current San Jose District 1 Supervisor, Pete Constant, terms out after this year. Of the several people running to replace him in this mostly suburban district, one has distinguished herself with read more »

San Jose Hedding Street bike lanes under attack

Hedding Street trafic calming tl/dr summary Hedding Street reduced from four lanes to three lanes as a traffic calming project through a mostly residential area. As a bonus, bike lanes added. Traffic calming successful as speed reduced with minimal impact on throughput. But motorists driving through complain anyway. Numerous news reports since then highlight this read more »