Monthly Archives: June 2010

Speeding, Safety & Peace of Mind

Tweet I’ve been slowing down lately on my bike.  Surprisingly, I don’t think I’m actually losing much if any time getting where I need to go.  The strategy is really pretty simple:  I generally have plenty of time to watch … Continue reading

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Bike Week Conversations

Tweet One element of civil streets is conversations.  This is Bay State Bike Week in Massachusetts where I live.  As a commuter cyclist I’ve been going to some events to promote Civil Streets. Yesterday I was talking to David Watson, … Continue reading

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Civil Streets & Respect

Tweet I was really heartened to get an email from an advocate in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn.  They’re looking to make the streets safer for pedestrians– especially mothers with kids.  They want to buy some stickers.  There are … Continue reading

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How do you communicate with people who are acting badly?

TweetI was counting bikes for Somerville a few weeks ago when I witnessed some pedestrian/ bike road rage. A bicyclist stopped at an all-way-walk signal and then proceeded through the intersection behind a pedestrian walking a dog in the crosswalk. … Continue reading

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Children are indicators of our streets health

TweetI am reading David Byrne’s bicycle diaries.  There’s a great quote attributed to Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota: “One common measure of how clean a mountain stream is to look for trout.  If you find a trout, the habitat … Continue reading

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