As I am composing this the practice for the Sprint Unlimited is going on. This is the first Sprint Cup race of the year, a non-points race that is just for the cash and the glory and that tends to have some really “heavy” action. I’m torn between recording this race while I hang with the RPG group, and watching it live. At this point I’m going to record it.
An organization I belong to sent me an e-mail that was nothing but infrastructure link after infrastructure link. About half the post is from that one e-mail. Some of the stuff is not directly bicycle related, but more along the lines of “why is that guy walking in my bike lane?”
Up first NYPD is actually using a law against running over a pedestrian to prosecute drivers. It’s Now A Little Less Easy To Hit Pedestrians & Get Away With It
And appropriate to the previous link… Teen Struck By MTA Bus Driver In Williamsburg The victim was crossing in the crosswalk with the signal when the bus made a turn through the crosswalk and hit the pedestrian. I’m just happy that the driver was arrested for this heinous crime. More MTA Bus Driver Runs Over 15-Year-Old Girl in Brooklyn Crosswalk [Updated]
I’m confused by this link. Out of the Blue: Learn from tragedy, emphasize bike safety They went from being sympathetic to the “allegedly” drunk driver who killed a cyclist and left him to die in the street, to waxing lyrical about sub-standard infrastructure about to get made worse.
Just in time for Death by Chocolate Day. Healthy Living Through Chocolate Full disclosure I was in a clinical trial of chocolate as a drug to reduce BP and stress, and it worked for me. I’m not sure if it was actual pharmaceutical effects, or the fact that I had to have 4.1 oz of dark chocolate with breakfast every day.
Another “Why is that guy in the bike lane?” story. Roll With Me: A Different Perspective on Pedestrian Travel in L.A.
Bike share comes to San Diego, with one driver personally changing the placing of a docking station. Bike Share Finally Comes to San Diego The thing that bugs me the worst about this report is when the docking station was destroyed it was returned to being a parking spot, basically rewarding the vandalism by motor vehicle.
A bit of lifestyle from the UK. Memorial bike ride remembers two cyclists killed by drink driver in Berkshire
Infrastructure news from Buffalo. TIME TO PICK UP WHAT KEEPS COMIN’ DOWN I think part of the problem is plowing services that treat sidewalks as snow storage, where do you put the snow after you get it off the sidewalks?
How to get funding for bike-ped infrastructure. How San Luis Obispo Established the Most Powerful Bike Funding Policy in the Nation
Some people are starting to get the message about the exponential increase in deadliness in motor vehicles with speed. SUPERVISOR MAR CALLS FOR SLOWER SPEEDS IN SAN FRANCISCO
Boston moves to install a cycle track on one of the most heavily-travelled streets in the city. Boston moves toward cycletracks on Commonwealth
Last link is back to TX as a group in Houston works for better infrastructure. Montrose District Bicycle Planning The only problem I see with this is pitting one neighborhood against all the others in a free-for-all leading to a disconnected network of infrastructure.
And those were all the links I had today.
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