Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

Another day’s activities ruined by DART, and the Feed

Yep, DART did it again. There is an event I wanted to go to, one that had been set up specifically to allow people to attend by transit, and DART scheduled track maintenance to the location on the day of the event. The event was the Red Bull Flugtag Dallas that was about a quarter-mile from the Irving Las Colinas Convention Center Station and expected to draw a large percentage of attendees from all over by allowing people to park at DART rail stations and drop $5 for a day pass to get to the event. So their attendance will be negatively affected and future editions will likely not be held in Dallas. This would have been my only chance to see one of these in person, and because of DART I won’t get to see it.

Update on the AR wreck where a driver just plowed into a group of 13 cyclists. Ark. man accused of driving into, injuring group of cyclists pleads not guilty to charges

A wreck in IN where the cyclist was hit attempting to get off the road after a previous wreck. Man riding bicycle struck, killed along Route 119 Not sure how you avoid getting hit after you already had a wreck and are trying to get clear of the road. Also not sure if infrastructure would do much except get the cyclist away from killing machines if there was a barrier to prevent bicycle/motor vehicle interaction.

More reports on that NC hit-and-run. Cyclist killed, another hurt in Chapel Hill hit-and-run Nothing new here, but the fact that any potential lack of visibility still has not been mentioned by either LEO or the media tells me these cyclists were lighted in excess of the minimum standards of the law, probably well in excess of the minimums. And 1 cyclist dead, another injured in hit and run And in the sole image I have found for this wreck all you can see is that one bike has a large headlight, but the backs of both bikes are destroyed to the point of not being able to tell if lights or reflectors were installed.

An extremely low-information report from OH. Man injured from accident involving bicycle and SUV in Niles Nothing on the mode, but the location implies that intersection protocols might avoid or mitigate injury. Get the infrastructure right to prevent.

Hit-and-run in CA. Bicycling tourist hit, injured on Highway 1 ride The driver claimed he thought he hit “a rock” with his mirror to create the damage, a story I find about as plausible as a toddler saying “I didn’t do it” when standing next to a broken cookie jar. Buzz job so hit-from-behind protocols to avoid or to mitigate damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent. And do something about drivers that can’t see or process the information of what they do see.

Another wreck in far West Canuckistan. Cyclist injured after collision with car in downtown Victoria And notice the last line from a report that never said the cyclist was at fault or not visible: “Police reminded cyclists to wear reflective clothing, especially as fall approaches and it is darker longer“. Anyway, intersection wreck, the protocols might apply to avoid or to reduce damages, and get the infrastructure right to prevent.

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

Billed @€0.02, Opus