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Those scofflaw cyclists

Where: Ringwood Avenue, Menlo Park, California. When: This morning. Who: The guy riding the bicycle in front of me. What: He almost got creamed by a left turning car. Why: Because the ditz on a bike completely blew through a stop sign at the all-way stop. The left turning car driver very clearly had the read more »

Scofflaw cyclists

I wish I had more time to write about it because I have much to say, but briefly: From Streetsblog: “Having observed New York City traffic enforcement pretty closely these last three years as editor of Streetsblog, I can safely offer the following advice to would-be murderers: If you ever need to kill someone in read more »

Scofflaw cyclists!

WashCycle has a great post on the myth of the scofflaw cyclist. It’s a good read — go check it out. “Nun on her bicycle” by Πλάτων. There’s stuff besides the Tour de France going on: Tyler Hamilton won a race. Via Tyler’s biggest fan. CycleDog posts a Trail Etiquette Primer. A must read for read more »

Radicals, conservatives, liberals, progressives, and cyclists

How do you radicalize bike riders? I wasn’t always a wild-eyed anti-car bike radical. I, and probably thousands of other people like me, were just people who liked to get around by bike. I had no particular “bicycle idealogy.” I accepted that our transportation network was built for cars and made myself fit in by read more »

@GaryRidesBikes I suspect calls by avid cyclists t…

@GaryRidesBikes I suspect calls by avid cyclists to punish scofflaw cyclists involve annoyance at non-conforming ppl @BikeSD @bikinginla

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 »