One Missouri college town that takes pride in its bike-friendly status is threatening jail time for motorists who aren’t so friendly. The Columbia City Council heard from a steady succession of cyclists who’ve been victims of road rage — including a bike shop owner who was pistol-whipped — before unanimously approving a new ordinance Monday […]
Wisconsin 3 foot law penalizes cyclists who ride in the door zone In most U.S. states, drivers and occupants of cars and trucks are required to check behind them for traffic before opening their doors. In Chicago, motorists can be fined up to $500 for dooring a cyclist. Chicago cyclists can travel just a few […]
In the aftermath of the Cupertino bicycle fatalities, in which law abiding cyclists were struck and killed by an apparently dozing driver, the San Francisco Chronicle published this article about law breaking scofflaw cyclists. Besides the whole disconnect from the media (law abiding cyclists die, so lets talk about those law breaking cyclists we always […]
I took this photo of this San Francisco Market Street cyclist getting the squeeze in 2006. The photo doesn’t show it well, but the driver pulled to the cyclist’s left, pulled up alongside her, and then nudged her right into the curb.
Update – Show Notes: Host Lynn Neary displayed a very clear and obvious anti-cyclist bias in this show, labeling cyclists as “arrogant” and “self righteous,” accusing cyclists of riding recklessly, causing collisions, getting in the way of motorists and causing road rage. Neary make Rob Anderson’s speaking points for him — she listed the potential […]
You can apparently use bicycles to smuggle drugs. (edited with a good link) Bicycles are also suspected in a museum theft. Says a detective: “If I was going to do a job like this, I’d do it on a mountain bike because people don’t notice that sort of thing and when people are racing to […]