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Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Bogota’s “Cycling Fever”

Back when the recently deceased Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a journalist for El Espectador in 1955, he reported on the scofflaw cyclists who endangered ordinary citizens.

Bike lanes and traffic congestion

Via Streetsblog comes this look at traffic volumes in Minneapolis before and after bike lanes are installed. Minneapolis measures AADT [Average Annual Daily Traffic] on the same roads every few years, so we have data from before the bike lane installation (in 2008 or 2009, depending on the road) and after the installation (in 2012). read more »

Gates belt drive on a gravity bike

Gravity bikes isn’t my scene, but I had to mention these French downhill machines from Cavalerie Bicycles utilizing the Gates carbon belt drive and a bottom bracket gearbox.

California bicycle legislation update Spring 2014

It’s time for a California bicycle legislation update. There’s been some action on a handful of bills that might impact bicycling in California, and we’ve already seen a couple of gut-and-amend bills that added to the list of legislation I’m tracking.

Millions of motorists have joined the SHARE-THE-ROAD club!

“Traffic boners are on the way out –” proclaims this breathless ad promoting road rage published in TIME magazine in 1939.

I walk, I bike, I vote: San Jose California elections

Several people are running for mayor in the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest city, with city council candidates also running in several districts. The big issues in San Jose this year are public safety and pension reform, but a few candidates have earned themselves some attention based on their positions on transportation safety and livable read more »