I may be off-air later this week, and the Feed

My daughter and son-in-law bought a house this week and have to be out of their old house by midnight Saturday, so I will be off-air Friday and Saturday to help them get settled in to their new place. In addition, there will be a wreck- and link-free post on Christmas Day. That means 4 days in a row without a post with links, Thursday through next Sunday.

I don’t think it is any secret that this witch is somewhat to the left politically. Well in the real world I’m a Centrist, but in the whackadoodle politics of the United States of Dyslexia where history is considered to be a Communist conspiracy I’m a flaming Socialist. I don’t mention politics too much in this blog except for as it intersects with bicycles, but there may be some politics either Thursday or Sunday. Just warning you.

I keep harping about the lack of will to build bicycle infrastructure, but the lack of will extends to just about every aspect of infrastructure. Infrastructure advances in the rest-of-the-world will blow your mind. Yeah, when Poland gets better Internet than we do, there is something seriously wrong somewhere and I’m betting that it isn’t in Poland.

From Oz comes another leak about the bike ride for the victims of the Siege of Sydney. Australian cyclists embark on touching “I’ll ride with you” tribute ride This is great, a wonderful thing for all the victims of the confrontation, those inside the building and those outside the building who were victimized because of the perceived ethnicity or religion.

After discovering that cyclists were not the problem (in spite of the statistical blip this year of two pedestrian deaths caused by bicycles after 5 years of no cyclist-caused pedestrian deaths) NYPD goes after the other victims in NYC. Cops put brakes on ticketing cyclists, target jaywalkers Still not targeting the cause of the problem, but the victims. Get it right NYPD, lives are at stake.

Dealing with bad infrastructure that is some of the best in the US. Collision on Springwater a reminder to ride cautiously on shared paths Sidewalks are not bicycle infrastructure, and bicycle infrastructure should not be treated like a sidewalk.

Our Daily Ted. Guest post: Detailed analysis of 2013 bike collisions in the City of Angels

Using the legal infrastructure as it was “designed” to be used, in CA. Driver in Fiesta Island Cycling Crash Found Competent to Stand Trial

And those were all the links I could find today.

Billed @€0.02, Opus


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