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Modal Bias

Tom Vanderbilt talks about “Modal Bias,” which he describes as the phenomenon in which people who use one mode of travel don’t understand those using other modes. Cycle Dog has been writing a series of “Why do they do that?” articles for the online Examiner in which he tries to bridge the gap by explaining read more »

You’re a scofflaw, even when you’re not

You might have heard of “modal bias,” which is the belief we all have that “I (and people like me) are okay, but you’re a moron who’s always wrong.” From the bike advocacy world, we often call this the “windshield perspective” or “car headed thinking.” Zach in Washington DC encountered this modal bias writ large read more »

Santa Cruz County bicycle safety survey 2012

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency (HSA) and the Community Traffic Safety Coalition of Santa Cruz County (CTSC) released the results of their 2012 bicycle traffic survey. Each May and June, HSA staffers and community volunteers count cyclists at various locations throughout Santa Cruz County and observe their behavior. For 2012, they counted 3,046 read more »

Where are these ‘legal’ drivers, anyway?

Happy Distracted Driving Awareness Month, everybody. Here’s an Internet trope that frequently pops up whenever bicycles are mentioned in the news. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

You know I love you when…

You know I love you when I order a pie for you from Bike Pasket Pies, hand you some Zero Per Gallon stickers and tees, or maybe even pitch a couple of Clean Bottle water bottles your way. And in case you missed the hint, next Monday is Obligatory Love Gifts Day, so watch for read more »

Bicycle crash mobile app

iPhone / Android app idea: automatic crash witness.