Archive For The “share the road” Category

Changing My Point of View

By | March 3, 2011

I’ve recently realized that I was a bad driver. I remember sitting in my car in traffic, judging and hating everyone around me, “You call that a signal, idiot?!” “Get off my ass jerk or I’ll just tap my brakes a little harder and see how you like the taste of my bumper.” Yet, the [...]

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  1. The Changing Face of the NYC Commute
  2. Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists
  3. Do Pedestrian Crossings Make for Safer City Cycling?

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Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk

By | November 22, 2010

There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to [...]

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  1. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
  2. The Road To A Better Future
  3. Jarvis Street, Before the Bikelanes

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

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  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord

By | October 28, 2010

In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...]

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  1. Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  2. What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina?
  3. Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help

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The Changing Face of the NYC Commute

By | October 18, 2010

11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...]

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  1. Scenes from Toronto’s Group Commute – May 31, 2010
  2. The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto
  3. London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure

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Nagging suspicion . . .

By | August 26, 2010

Stay alert out there, folks!
via Fengtastic!

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