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They say cycling is dangerous…

I don’t know if this has made the national news yet, but three motorists on U.S. Highway 101 in the San Francisco Bay Area have been shot this week. Sunday night: Shot, crashed and killed in Burlingame. Monday morning: In San Francisco near San Francisco General Hospital.This morning: 3:15 a.m. in San Jose. Highway 101 read more »

Cycling is dangerous!

The UK Carbon Trust — a green non-profit working to “to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy” — discourages cycling on company business because cycling is too dangerous. They also don’t reimburse employees for Boris bike rentals because “the company cannot assess the quality or safety of any Boris bike and it is read more »

Hazards, cycling and lawsuits

Santa Cruz railroad trestle bridge The railroad trestle bridge over the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz has a walkway along the bridge that was originally built for railroad worker access. Over time, this became a popular public access between the Boardwalk and East Cliff Drive. The city of Santa Cruz and Union Pacific Railroad read more »

Bicycling advocacy and public safety

CQ Press has released their annual city crime rankings for US cities. Using crime statistics data from the FBI and using proprietary weighting factors, CQ created their rankings of the safest and most dangerous cities in America. The 10 most dangerous cities are: 1. Detroit, Michigan2. St. Louis, Missouri3. Flint, Michigan4. Oakland, California5. Camden, New read more »

Sherlock Holmes: The Solitary Cyclist

Among the 13 stories published in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Return of Sherlock Holmes is “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist,” in which a Victorian gal on a bike is stalked by a fixie riding hipster.

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Influential DC group opposes bike projects

Hello sports fans, and Happy Gettysburg Address Day. The “Committee of 100 on the Federal City” is a private club of Washington DC movers and shakers dating back to shortly after the US Civil War. DC transportation director Gabe Klein and planning director Harriet Tregoning have apparently annoyed these influential stakeholders through their “get it read more »