There has been a national controversy brewing a few miles from WoaB World HQ in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell, where a 14 YO boy was arrested for building a clock and bringing it to school. In spite of telling his teacher it was a clock and demonstrating its clock functions, and telling everyone who asked that it was a clock, he was arrested and charged with bringing a bomb to school. I shudder to think what would have happened to me had I done some of the stuff I did as a kid today, given how much time I spent trying to build a model rocket that could exceed Mach 1 straight up (best I did was 0.98). I just did not have access to engines with enough specific impulse to get past the sound barrier in an airframe that could withstand the stresses of going Mach 1. These days I would be arrested for building missiles or something.
Our Daily Ted shows how nice cyclists are compared to drivers. Morning Links: Civility rules at Rowena town hall, and big active transportation bucks could be coming to LA County
The driver who triggered the wreck that ended up with a dead cyclist has been charged in the death. Cyclist killed in east Charlotte car crash, driver charged This was the driver that turned left into the path of the weapon vehicle, hitting it causing the vehicle to go spinning out of control into the cyclist. More Dozens remember bicyclist killed in crash in east Charlotte
They’re still killing cyclists in FL, the most deadliest state in the US to walk or ride a bike. Cyclist killed in Naples crash Pending toxicology reports I’m going to say this cyclist was among the 20% killed while riding impaired. So while riding drunk is still preferred to driving drunk, the best thing is to not get on the roads at all if you have been drinking.
Still in FL, construction in a busy bike corridor causes many minor wrecks and property damage. Construction leaves bicyclists injured This is an unavoidable part of rebuilding a road unless they close it and make temporary bike detours or lanes around the mess.
More on the NYC cyclist killed by a boat. Cyclist’s death draws stream of emotional tributes and YOUNG WOMAN KILLED BY BOAT WHILE RIDING BIKE IN STATEN ISLAND REMEMBERED AS BEAUTIFUL PERSON
People from the area blame crappy infrastructure for a cyclist’s death in IA. Friends call for changes after fatal CB bicycle crash No space for bicycles or pedestrians and too fast a speed limit combine for a death trap.
The Mother Road is unkind to cyclists. Cyclists rally to help fellow cyclists hit while on Route 66 ride The Old Route 66 is slated to become USBR 66, but they have a long way to go before it can be used as such. Particularly in CA, but just about everywhere along the route there are gaps caused by a lack of maintenance. And then there are the cars and trucks still using the road to get to places cut off from the nearby freeways.
A reported salmon cyclist is killed in MN. Bicyclist hit, killed by vehicle in Forest Lake early Wednesday Yeah, don’t ride salmon. And have lights and reflectors on your bike.
Infrastructure in Boston MA. Cyclists Call For Greater Barriers On Boston Streets The last two cyclists were killed riding in painted bike lanes, because drivers ignore paint for the most part. So the only alternative is to put something solid that will cause damage to cars between cars and cyclists.
Beautiful bike/ped infrastructure in Portland OR. The Bridge That Bans Cars
Interesting article on drivers complaining about “scofflaw” cyclists while breaking the same laws they are complaining about cyclists breaking. On Scofflaw Cyclists, the “Idaho Stop” and Lawbreaking Drivers, and Why It Works
Canada making life safer for active transportation? WHAT MOUNTING PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLING DEATH STATISTICS DON’T SHOW
A driver’s pathetic sentence is appealed by prosecutors in Manx. Appeal lodged over sentence in cyclist death case
An important piece of cycling infrastructure in the UK “celebrates” its first year. ‘The Near Miss Project’ publishes its first year findings on cycle safety Surprise, slow cyclists are treated worse than fast cyclists.
Important active transportation infrastructure in S.F. CA. S.F. Campaign Makes a Difference in Pedestrian Safety
And those are all the links I had.
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