You may have noticed things floating across the blog today, that’s just the “snow” that comes to WP every December to acknowledge that in the northern hemisphere this is the beginning of Winter. We actually had some snow already, but it didn’t stick so we didn’t have anything to show for it. Just as well, people in Dallas go absolutely apeshit when there is anything wet on the roads, and things get even worse when “wet” is also “frozen”. Things are just so strange here in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell… XD
Why was the freeway shut down last week? Shut’em Down for Michael Brown
A little NY Infrastructure! news that is not good. Suffolk residents concerned about cyclist safety This one county is the most deadly county for cyclists in the US, even worse than FL.
The most annoying infrastructure problem ever. Get Your Cameras Ready for Half-Empty Black Friday Parking Lots All those acres of pavement doing nothing, except destroying the tax base.
First they decided it was a great idea to put pedestrians on the bike path, then they start thinking about banning bikes, from the bike path. Push to shut Clover Moore’s City of Sydney shared cycleways: No risk assessment of city’s shared paths increases threat of law suit Here’s a suggestion: ban pedestrians from the bike path instead of bikes.
Our Daily Ted from CA. Morning Links: The Times looks at rising bike hit-and-run rates; and the year’s most inspirational video
Remembering a cyclist that slid under a truck after falling in a mixed experience peloton. More than 200 take part in bike ride in memory of Kendall cyclist This is one of the most dangerous things about riding in a mixed group, one mistake and you’re in traffic. Then you’re under traffic.
NHS is feeling the budget crunch, and the crunch catches injured cyclists. Woman cyclist in her 60s ‘left lying injured in road for an hour and a half’ Yep, this blows the “Golden Hour” all to heck. For those unaware, getting an injured person to medical attention in under an hour from getting hit by or with a car substantially increases the survival rate and reduces the incidence of complications.
Preparing for the change in the weather presaged by the “snow” in the blog. DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: WINTER BIKE COMMUTING BASICS The biggest thing for riding in winter is keeping warm, dry, and upright… Take care of that and you got it beat.
And those were all the links I could find without wrecks today.
Billed @€0.02, Opus the unkillable badass Poet
My commuting through snow … is done by bus 🙂 Hey, this is a small enough town that I know the bus drivers don’t want to work around me in slime! Doing the bus last Monday also meant I stumbled onto sea chantey singers at the mall…