Daily Archives: December 22, 2012

The world must have ended, and this is a dream

OK after I got done with the SolstiCelebration last night I was riding my bike home from the rally point where all the carpool got together. Nobody honked at me on my bike, and all the demand lights changed as soon as I pulled up to them. Nobody honking sometimes happens, but demand lights changing as I get to them almost never happens and all of the demand lights changing as I get to them never happens. So the world did in fact come to an end and this is now Paradise on Earth…

Up first is an update on a cyclist that was left-crossed outside Chicago. An update on cyclist Justin Carver, critically injured by a left-turning driver The police noted the cyclist’s lights were functioning after the wreck and that the driver was operating outside his permitted limits (no adult drivers in the car while driving with a learner’s permit), so fault is not going to be hard to place in this wreck. Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. Sincere best wishes for the recovery of the cyclist from on drain bamaged cyclist to another.

A UK link because that is the only other link I have. Cyclist injured in car collision I’m not entirely sure of the injury the cyclist sustained in this wreck. “Whiplash bruising”? Sounds like the cyclist’s head hit his back hard enough to cause bruises, which does not bode well for his neck. The driver is being held for hit-and-run, and all else points to a hit-from-behind wreck. Use the protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

An infrastructure link that just came in. Where Pedestrians, Cyclist Were Killed This Year Compared to some cities 3 pedestrians, a cyclist and a motorcyclist are small change, but more than zero is still too many. Zero is possible, given sufficient political will, but I don’t see that happening in my lifetime.

And those are all the links that gave me fits today.

Billed @$0.02, Opus