Contrasts, yesterday was a late start with a huge Feed, today is an early start with a tiny Feed

Yesterday I didn’t even get started filtering until after 1900, today I’m typing the first sentence of the post by 1130 and I have maybe a third probably a quarter as many links as I had yesterday. “Yesterday” didn’t get posted until early this morning. I’m betting I get done with today’s post before 1400, Let’s see. ETA: it looks like 1700 today.

A bike wreck about 50 miles west of WoaB World HQ in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell has become a civil rights matter. Civil rights group outraged over findings in bike death inquiry I got some bad news for you guys, it’s not because the victim was black, it’s because he was riding a bicycle.

A LA man narrowly avoids death while trying to cross a major highway. Bicyclist survives collision with 18-wheeler And by “narrowly” I mean by fractions of an inch. The area in Google maps looks about as bike-friendly as an active gunnery range, with nothing crossing the Interstate except other high-speed highways. If you have destinations or are starting from anywhere in the area and need to get to the other side of I49 your options are extremely limited without a car.

A MA cyclist is seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver. Biker seriously injured in Newton crash Intersection wreck, use the protocols to avoid or mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And prosecute hit-and-run drivers similar to drive-by shootings that hit random people, because the hit-and-run is much more deadly than gang-bangers shooting people at random or just hitting the wrong person when they try to kill someone.

More on the NJ cyclists hit by a minivan with no brakes. 2 boys hurt when car crashes on bike path That’s right, the kids were hit riding on a segregated bike path. The ironic part of this link that you probably won’t get to see is that when I pulled up the link right next to the article was an ad for “Cool Car of the Week”, a weekly feature on the TV station the link was posted on. I don’t know how you can avoid getting hit by a vehicle with no brakes while riding on a segregated bike path… And I would say they needed to install a stronger fence on this path.

More on that VA ninja cyclist. Suffolk bicyclist killed after collision with car

The most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bicycle 9 years running is working hard to retain that title. Bicyclist dies in hit-and-run accident at I-4 and U.S. 92 Even if he survived the initial impact with the weapon vehicle, that 80 foot drop from the overpass to where they found his body would have killed him anyway. Unfortunately the witnesses to the wreck only saw the cyclist’s body come over the side of the overpass and fall to his death, not the initial impact. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid and give cyclists some way of getting around barriers like Interstate highways without having to ride on another highway to prevent. The comments were mostly positive for this wreck, which shows that maybe there is hope for the state.

A hit-from-behind wreck in IN. Bicyclist, 58, hit by car, killed while riding on US 40 And the driver admits to being blind when he claimed he did not see the cyclist. Hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or mitigate, and infrastructure to prevent. And stop blaming cyclists for not wearing reflective clothing when they get hit at 1330 in the afternoon.

“Justice” in WI leads to a legislator calling for a mandatory prison term for fatalities inflicted while DUI. Wis. drunken driver gets 90 days for fatality I’m trying to contact the legislator for specifics about the bill.

A severe but survivable NE wreck. Omaha bicyclist suffers broken bones in car collision Left cross, one of the more deadly modes of hitting a cyclist with or without a motor. Intersection protocols to avoid or mitigate the damages (mitigating more likely than avoiding), and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Update on the WA cyclist hit by a driver going too fast for conditions. Truck hits woman on bike in Enumclaw

A CA wreck that just makes you wonder as a bus driver hits 3 cyclists, killing one and sending the other 2 to hospital. BIKE RIDERS HIT BY BUS ON CAMP PENDLETON; 1 DEAD How dense do you have to be to hit 3 cyclists essentially at the same time? More 1 dead, 2 injured in bike-bus collision at Camp Pendleton

The beginning of the story about the latest UK Twitter twit. I was still drunk and ran a cyclist over on purpose, woman tweets I would say there’s something in the water but it isn’t water, it’s the beer.

And your moment of outrage as a UK cyclist hit by a bus is arrested because a bus passenger was injured when the bus hit the cyclist. Teenage cyclist arrested after pensioner injured What is left out of this report was the cyclist had a head injury and wandered off after the wreck and was found near the wreck looking for his bike.

And apparently it’s the cyclists’ fault for road rage and bad driving when the cyclist has a helmet camera. Helmet cams for cyclists set road users on collision course and Researcher: Helmet cams antagonize drivers

Something funny (Goddess knows we need it). Cager dic Driver-to-English translations.

Last links, Infrastructure! can make people active when they want to be even without reducing the ability to use cars. The value of transportation in promoting physical activity From the USDOT blog (yes everybody has a blog now except my cat). And Infrastructure in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell. New Trail In Garland: Lee F. Jackson – Spring Creek Forest Preserve And a WA neighborhood got so tired of people getting hit or almost hit riding bikes that they built their own bike lanes with city approval. Oakbrook residents take safety, walkability into their own hands

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

Billed @€0.02, Opus

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