Daily Archives: June 13, 2013

Woah this is late, and the Feed

I’m dragging buns bringing this one in. I was doing physical labor helping a lady friend move unwanted husband detritus out of her house (she can’t throw it away, but she’s tired of looking at it) and my bum leg is trying to end me. I’m serious, my leg feels like six kinds of pain right now, three of which only exist for people with conditions like mine (three flavors of phantom pain). I spent all day moving heavy boxes around and building shelves to put the boxes back on after I moved them. And sweating as the high for the day hit 97°F. So if the snark gets a little venomous, well you have been warned.

This was down the street from Casa de El Poeta. Child critically injured after bicycle struck by SUV in Garland and UPDATE: Garland boy remains in critical condition after being hit by SUV while riding bicycle also Boy on Bike Hit by Vehicle in Garland last link Child Hit By Car In Garland I know this intersection intimately, there are overhanging tree branches that limit visibility for pedestrians trying to cross the road and the road has a 40 MPH speed limit that most drivers ignore. Top that with 2 lanes in each direction and a turn lane in the middle and a grassy median, and you have a highway running through a residential area, my residential area. I place about 15% of the blame on the kid not looking, 25% on the driver not looking, and the other 60% on the infrastructure. This was the incident that backed up traffic on my way home yesterday.

From the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike 9 years running (longer then I have been doing this blog) an unusual but not unheard of incident. Man Fatally Shot While Riding His Bicycle This is the first one I can remember in FL this year but probably not the first one that happened. I have no clue how you avoid an incident like this.

It happens every day in NYC, but the press have been slavering for it to happen to someone riding a CitiBike. Woman injured riding Citi Bike in lower Manhattan Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And do something about the idiots trying to make bicycle riding look like an extreme sport. More Citi Bike Rider Headed For Hospital Can’t Stop Stressing About Time Limit

A young MI cyclist is the victim of a hit-and-run while riding her brand-new bike. Child hit by minivan while riding bike in Bloomfield Hills The wreck appears to have been either a cross or hook wreck at an intersection, so intersection protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right to prevent..

From the Great White North, another “balanced” rant about road safety. Letter: Cyclists and drivers each have a role to play in making cycling safer Who do you think has a greater responsibility for road safety? The person on a bicycle that kills maybe 5 people a year in the US, or the person at the controls of a WMD used for transportation that kills an average of 35K people a year in the US this century.

Also from the Great White North a cyclist is left crossed in a crosswalk. Oakville cyclist struck by car That could have been a pedestrian, a mother pushing a baby carriage, a senior citizen, but this time it was a cyclist. Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid and get the infrastructure right so that people don’t feel the need to ride on a sidewalk to prevent.

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

Billed@€0.02, Opus