Still basking in the post-party afterglow, and the Feed

Yep, things have been very rosy around Casa de El Poeta so far, very rosy indeed. I’m still eating the leftovers from the party, and enjoying my presents. And now I have to ruin it by reading about bike wrecks and crappy infrastructure. :P I guess there is only so long you can keep a great feeling going.

Up first I’m going to try to keep the good times feeling going with birthday boy Ted Rogers and our Daily Ted. Morning Links: Anti-bike lane madness grips Coronado, and OC police stop a one man bike-born crime wave

Staying in CA for a while. KTVU Stays Classy With Fearmongering Segment on “Bike Yield Law” Yep, thousands of pedestrians could be killed by stop sign running cyclists, except no they won’t. Two pedestrians have been killed by cyclists in S.F. since the turn of the century. That’s about S.F.’s normal pedestrian tally from motor vehicles in a week.

Still in CA, and another link to the driver who managed to kill a bicyclist and a motorcyclist on opposite sides of the road. Two killed in crash involving car, bike and motorcycle Not saying these guys are slow, but that wreck was 2 weeks ago. Still amazes me how someone could manage to kill 2 people on opposite sides of the road in the same wreck and not be actually trying to hit anyone. Just saying… :whistling:

Moving north and east of that wreck. Child severely injured in bicycle, minivan crash in Boise As the article is posted now they have no idea how the van ran over the kid, just that he was dragged about 40 feet after the initial impact and he was wearing a helmet (which does a bloody hell of a nothing against getting dragged by a motor vehicle).

South of the ID wreck we get a cyclist hit in my old college town. UPDATE: Bicyclist seriously injured in car crash “Vision problems”? As in “blind as a bat”. Yeah, if you “can’t see” a cyclist then you need to not drive. Seriously, of this guy wasn’t trying to hit the cyclist he needs to be taken off the roads permanently for incompetence, otherwise he needs jail and then permanent license revocation.

And moving north and east from the UT wreck we get a MT wreck. Cyclist Injured in Early Morning Crash They don’t even know which end of the bike got hit, but the cyclist only had a minor head injury? Possible buzz job with no bike damage, or possible salmon cyclist bailed in front of the weapon vehicle and not hit but the bike was mangled? Those are the only two scenarios that I can envision where the investigators can’t tell which way the bike was going from the damage it sustained. I’m betting on “buzz job” if only because the likelihood of jumping off the bike without getting hit is extremely low.

OK now we move to KS for another hit-and-run. Police find driver suspected of hitting cyclist, leaving scene and the reaction to the wreck Cyclists seek safer roads after hit-and-run wreck The debris looked like a hit-from-behind wreck.

Someone in NYC has a pair. Bronx DA Johnson Files Manslaughter Charge for Cyclist’s Hit-and-Run Death This was the cyclist killed riding the City Island Bridge earlier this month. That was a fast move by the DA, another thing not known to happen often in NYC when cyclists are killed or injured.

A cyclist is injured in GA. Macon cyclist critical after being struck by vehicle in Bibb County The cyclist was in a group of 3 and was the only one hit. This tells me the driver was not paying full attention to the road. And should probably be shot at dawn, smoking a low-tar cigarette.

Another one hit in IN ( I love that pun ). Bicyclist killed in accident on 500N Ugh! How can the make the claim that speed was not a factor when the driver was driving too fast to see what was in the road in front of him until he hit it?

They still kill cyclists in FL and every so often you have to take a break and remember the ones who died. Benefit ride for cyclist Chris Liddy Except this one didn’t die, was not riding his bike when he got hurt, and by all accounts seems to be a genuinely great guy. WoaB gives moral support (the only kind of support we can afford) to this ride.

And back in TX before rocketing across the globe, Houston wants better bike share. Houston Poised for Massive Bike-Share Expansion As at the moment we only have 1½ bike lanes in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell we are not yet ready for bike share.

Cyclist down in the Great White North. Cyclist injured in collision with van Nothing explicit on the mode, but implicit was the cyclist was directly in front of the weapon vehicle when he was hit from the right side. We may be dealing with a stale green wreck on this one.

And still more bad news for the drunk that killed 2 cyclists and his passenger in far West Canuckistan. Whistler cyclist’s wife sues car’s driver, owner, after husband killed in crash Yep, the guy driving was not the owner…

More good news from Jolly Olde. Serious injuries among Britain’s cyclists rising three times faster than distance ridden Given how hard it is to measure miles and minor injuries things may be even worse than they appear.

Last link, what if US law was like UK laws that allow people injured by bad infrastructure (both design and maintenance) to sue the responsible party? What If Traffic Engineers Were Held to Safety Standards Like Carmakers?

And I’m all done for the day.

Billed @€0.02, Opus

PS. Yanno, if everybody who subscribed to this blog would send the equivalent of €0.02 for every post I would be able to buy groceries every week and not worry about always getting the store brands. Or I would have money to spend on building bikes from raw stock instead of using donor bikes for things like forks and rear dropouts.

Well now that that’s over back to the Feed

I had a great day on my birthday, ate too much, was shown much love by my D&D group, and generally had a good time. I’ll try to repeat the process again next year.

Some things are just sooooooo annoying. Pet peeve: bike infra designed by people who don’t ride bikes. It’s like virgins making sex toys for the opposite sex when all they’ve seen is pictures of the intended useage area, not to scale. And who have never seen porn either so they have no idea of what is supposed to go where. Or how. And this simile is starting to go off the rails, so I’ll stop while I’m behind.

There were two big themes in today’s feed: The drunken idiot driving on the wrong side of the road who claimed a human being was a pile of branches, More about the truck that turned left into a line of 8 cyclists and only managed to hit 5 and kill 1, and the whole rest of the bunch of hit-and-runs, of which there are legion.

So, scum bucket first. Lawyer: Driver in crash that killed cyclist thought he hit tree branches and Witnesses describe finding cyclist’s body And the rest of the links seem to have vanished when the computer crashed. Anywho, suffice it to say this guy gives “scum” a bad name. The cyclist was lighted and reflectorized well beyond the legal minimums, but that didn’t stop the defense lawyer from trying to blame the cyclist for being there to get hit by a drunk driver on the wrong side of the road.

Next up is more on the truck driver that missed 3 of 8 cyclists riding legally in the road. Bike ride in Cuyahoga Valley ends in tragedy for Plain Township father and Two bicyclists remain hospitalized after crash that killed man in Brecksville also FATAL CRASH KILLS ONE, INJURES FOUR this too “CRASH” NOT “ACCIDENT” and the letter “CRASH” NOT “ACCIDENT” Again I see reports that the driver of the weapon vehicle crossed the centerline a considerable distance before the intersection hitting the cyclists well after they crossed the intersection, and added to that the weapon vehicle stopped 20 feet before reaching the point at which he could have turned. The driver was either driving by braille, or terminally stupid. My bet is on the latter.

Speaking of terminally stupid, a drunk driver took out an Interstate-riding cyclist, for a case of the double-stupids. Driver arrested in death of bicyclist on I-94 in Minneapolis and Alexandria man hit, killed while riding bike on I-94 also Bicyclist riding in traffic lane on I-94 in Mpls. is hit, killed Near as I can tell from Google Maps there were plenty of alternate routes for the cyclist to take in that area, and there was no reason to be on the freeway. The closest area where the freeway could be considered a barrier to non-motorized traffic was several miles from where he was hit.

Since we didn’t have a post yesterday we have a surfeit of Daily Ted to share. Morning Links: 2nd officer faulted for beating of South LA bike rider, and a sad old song about careless drivers

And yesterday’s Daily Ted. Morning Links: Gov. Brown approves bike rider traffic school, too much Seth, and Peter Flax pens two must reads

And a sad one. Oxnard woman killed in bicycling fall in Port Hueneme

And because I feel like bouncing all the way to other side of the continent… Clinton Street Bike Lane Critics Tell DOT Officials They’ll Have Blood On Their Hands Oh Noes! I will get hit by deadly deadly cyclists if you give them a safe place to ride. /s

On the same subject but a broader perspective. DOT: NYC to Install Record Number of Protected Bike Lanes in 2015

Pretty pictures that most local DOT will gleefully ignore. Massachusetts’ Bikeway Design Guide Will Be Nation’s Most Advanced Yet

Hey lets go back to MN for no particular reason except this link. State DOT Wants to Get Drivers Off the Highways

This CA hit-and-run wreck could have been worse. Anaheim collision injures bicyclist; police arrest driver on suspicion of felony DUI As far as I can tell from the narrative the cyclist has serious but recoverable injuries, but since this seems to be three different reports mashed together, who knows. At this time the injuries are at least not life-threatening.

Another one of the hit-and-runs I mentioned at the top of the article. Local cyclist on mission to find hit-and-run driver who injured her Forensic scientists should be able to connect the mirror left behind to the make and model of weapon vehicle, assuming it’s OEM. So why does the victim not know what kind of vehicle hit her?

I don’t know if [grrrr] or [sigh] is the better lead-in for this. Bicyclist fatally struck by car on 47th Avenue This certainly looks like a SWSS wreck.

Another wreck that elicits the sigh or growl response. CHP Releases Name of Lompoc Cyclist Killed On Highway 154 Near Lake Cachuma The driver “attempted to pass the rider from behind and for unknown reasons, they collided,“. At least they aren’t claiming the cyclist was the agent of his own death.

Another driver giving scum bad name, this time in OR. Seriously injured woman faces soaring medical bills after hit on bike

An the hit-and-runs just keep coming. Fund set up to help injured University of Alabama student hit while riding bicycle

I have never seen a more convoluted way of blaming the cyclist for a driver’s mistakes. Lake in the Hills boy injured after bike collides with vehicle Really, the bike path crossed the driveway, making the bike path the through street, and they are trying to say that traffic in the left turn lane somehow had something to do with the wreck caused by the driver turning right from the driveway? Oh and “the sun was in my eyes” excuse? LAAAaaammme!

Another SWSS wreck. Bedford Teen Suffers Minor Injuries After Bicycle Struck By Vehicle At least this time the cyclist managed to ride away with minimal injuries.

Still another SWSS/SWCC wreck. Cyclist hit by car in Colonial Place seriously hurt Seriously, I’m getting a little frustrated at all the “suddenly entered the road from a sidewalk” and “swerved from the shoulder” reports today.

An indictment of L.A. infrastructure and LEO. The Ride of Way: A View of Los Angeles from a Bicycle Seat

In far West Canuckistan things just keep getting worse and worse for an accused killer driver. Family of well-known cyclist killed in Pemberton crash sues for negligence And there are still two more victims to be heard from, plus the cyclist he only grazed in the wreck. See, life just keeps getting better and better for him.

And from the Great White North. Cyclist injured, SIU investigating downtown crashThe SIU is automatically called in when there is a death, serious injury or allegation of sexual assault involving police.” WTF?

Also from the Great White North. Cyclist injured in collision with car Yeah this paragraph originally had a question mark because I missed the ON in the town description. anyway, left cross, you can read the protocols page just like I can and I need more page view clicks.

Ordinarily I don’t do breaking reports from Jolly Olde. Cyclist seriously injured in collision with two cars near Ashford I think you can deduce why I’m linking this one, the cyclist is still alive after getting hit by two cars. The dude is as tough or tougher than I am.

Something better and infrastructure-ish from Jolly Olde. Interactive map shows every London crash in which a cyclist was killed or seriously injured since 2005 This could come dangerously close to becoming a street map of London.

A drunk driver in Oz. Cyclist injured in Rockingham crash At least he didn’t hit-and-run.

The tester who passed this driver wasn’t real happy about it, but passed him anyway. Elderly motorist had ‘borderline’ driving skills before hitting cyclist, witness tells Adelaide inquest This is why testers should default to failing in case of a doubt. The alternative is giving Mr. Magoo a howitzer.

A hit-and-run follow-up. Man charged after cyclist injured in hit-and-run in Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant I don’t think that’s bondo on the front fender.

Two links to another hit-and-run in Oz. Cyclist injured in early morning Kwinana Beach crash and Cyclist injured in early morning Kwinana Beach crash At least this driver used the passenger side of the vehicle…

The latest fashions in foam hats. Preview: Bicycle Helmets for the 2016 Season The only thing I see worth while would be the “enduro” full-face helmets with adequate ventilation for long rides but protection good enough for downhill or street use, something that might have a shot at protecting your head in a wreck with a car.

And last link is a guy having a good ride in the early morning darkness. 5:33am: guy rides up our street blasting music weekly

And either I’m out of links or I’m out of sanity, and I don’t want to bet on either one right now.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

I’m late because Dallas Pride Day on Wreck-Free Sunday

Yeah, short post tonight. I worked a 2:15 shift in the HRC booth at Dallas Pride Day today, quietly letting people know about membership options and what we do at HRC. Yes, I said “we”, because I am a dues-paying member of the Human Rights Campaign (two years now, officially). Fortunately the day was cloudy and cool, but dry. I don’t know how we managed that, but I’m certainly not going to complain about it. After my shift I made a lap around the festival area picking up about 6 pounds of swag of varying degrees of usefulness (I now have enough SPF 15 chap stick to last for a couple of years, and I also have several dozen condoms of varying sizes with about a half-dozen lube samples). I also picked up 3 grocery totes including one that is insulated for frozen and refrigerated foods, and 3 more drawstring bags/backpacks. The grocery totes will always be useful (until they wear out), but I guess the drawstring bagpacks will just hang around gathering dust because I already have stacks of those from other places where they throw around a buncha free stuff. There are some of those that are falling apart because they were not made too well to begin with and they have seen at least one year of hard service totin’ stuff around, so those will get put in recycling and the new ones rotated into service as the old ones expire.

Anyway, after the festival I was supposed to get a quick D&D session in, but one of our players was in the Pride Parade with the Sisters of Indulgences and nobody could contact her to find out if she wanted to play. Turns out that after the parade the Sisters were granting indulgences in exchange for “adult” beverages for a couple of hours after the parade, because have you ever walked a mile and a half in stiletto heels? It hurts the feet and exhausts the calves and nobody wanted to move after the parade, and they had to leave their phones turned off so as to not interrupt the important business of Pride Day. So our healer was incommunicado most of the day, and as she and the DM are GGF there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth (not really, worried looks and frantic phone calls with no answers). With no healer and no tank because I didn’t know my character sheet was at home well there wasn’t much reason for playing a game that was almost guaranteed a TPK. So when our Wayward Sister finally returned we went to Taco Bell for dinner because we were all about to pass out from hunger.

Then I came home. The End (headdesk).

PSA, Opus

The Long Day just got longer, and the Feed

Friday is my day that doesn’t end until halfway through the next morning, because I wait until the midnight posting to my Feed Folder in my e-mail. Usually though I get enough links to filter that I don’t get a lot of downtime, or I go out and do something and get the post started way after 1800 so that I’m not just sitting around and waiting for links. But today I have the coincidence of nothing on my social calendar combined with nothing in the 1200 post to the Feed Folder leaving me with very few links and lots of time to look at them…

Because why not? I’m putting the Daily Ted first. Morning Links: Protect your bike on Metro buses, motorists behaving badly, and more kindhearted people

Just down the road from WoaB World HQ in the Beautiful Suburbs of Hell. Few Protections for Cyclists

Proving that it can be done, NJ demonstrates how. Man indicted in hit-and-run crash that killed cyclist Wow, three felony charges including two homicides.

And in the UK… Alan Cartwright murder: Joshua Williams guilty of cyclist’s fatal stabbing Proving that cyclist’s lives are only valued when they are killed by something other than a motor vehicle.

Back in CA, where is his bike? Man ‘Sleeping’ in Bike Lane Was Victim of Hit-and-Run Crash: Police I think the CHP officer that reported the man “sleeping” will be called in for re-training soon.

CO cyclist is blamed for getting right hooked. Cyclist injured in crash with SUVThe motorist was not at fault, but the responding officer used “officer discretion” and decided not to cite the cyclist, Cunningham said.” Umm, driver turning across a pedestrian crossing and hitting someone in that crossing is most definitely at fault, unless the person is crossing against the light. And I bet the only one the officer talked to was the driver.

A driver left crosses 8 cyclists, hits 5, and kills one. Bicyclist killed in Brecksville truck accident, others injured And the comments section goes wild, blaming the cyclists… SMH

Update on a cyclist hit in the Great White North. Cyclist hurt in Oshawa collision expected to recover I hate that LEO are still trying to excuse the driver because the visibility was restricted by rain and darkness…

And update on a wreck in Canuckistan. Police seek more info on injured cyclist I don’t see what the problem is, the cyclist was left crossed. That is automatically the fault of the driver no matter what the cyclist was doing.

In Finland they take hitting a cyclist seriously. Motorist who hit cyclist to be indicted on manslaughter, other charges The driver was seen to deliberately hit the cyclist during a road rage encounter…

Meanwhile in Oz. Cyclist seriously hurt, man killed in Mandurah in horror night on WA roads How do you hit someone from behind with the driver’s side of the car and drive off? More Cyclist injured in hit and run in Mount Pleasant, Perth

I have been making this argument from the other side for years… Breaking the Cycle Nobody in their right mind these days would blame women for wearing the “wrong” clothes or being in a bad part of town, at least in the Western world. Well we need to stop blaming cyclists for not wearing helmets or glow-in-the-dark clown suits when they get hit.

And I am out of links, and also my mind :D

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

Grocery day again, and the Feed

Still looking at a low-budget grocery day, but we’re still cool. Just waiting for Mrs. the Poet’s retirement check and all, taking the money out of my massage budget. I can live without massage for my neck a lot better than I can without food. And I made beans and rice again last night so we are good for food, except things like dairy and produce anyway. The budget will cover the stuff we need to buy this week. So don’t worry, I’m not going to starve, or anything like that.

Up first are two links to a little girl getting hit in CT. 10-year-old on bicycle struck by car, critically injured and 10-year-old on bicycle struck by car, critically injured in Bridgeport At this point I don’t know how many “witnesses” were not driving the weapon vehicle, so tentatively categorized as a SWSS with the option to downgrade to “kid acting like a kid”. I strongly suspect “kid”.

Solo wreck in CA, unknown if the rider just “fell down” or if he had help falling. Update: Bicyclist identified who was killed after crashing his bike, hitting light pole in San Clemente and Ted’s take on the wreck. Orange County bike rider killed in solo fall; 50th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year That’s one of the problems with bicycles, you can be killed in such a way as to leave zero evidence.

While we are at it Here’s Our Daily Ted part 1 (which came after part 3). Morning Links: A little LADOT bike lane slight-of-hand, more Rowena fallout, and how bicycling makes lives better Yeah, the Beautiful Suburb of Hell uses “lane miles” to count bike lanes as well…

Daily Ted part 2. Man walking bike killed by train in Placentia Monday night Did he not see the other train coming, or did he assume the first train would finish in time to get off the other track?

Speaking of bike/train wrecks. Police: Man, on bicycle struck, killed by train near St. Louis I have lost count of how many times I posted this, but avoiding getting hit by a train is easy-peasy: Just stay off the tracks until you are sure there are no trains coming.

The citizens of NYC won’t give up on finding the driver of the weapon vehicle that killed a cyclist on City Island Bridge. Who Killed Gabriela? And now we know why there were different vehicles listed in the early reports, nobody could tell what the weapon vehicle was. Even with a video.

Still in NYC. Interactive Map Helps You Publicly Shame Bike-Lane Blockers I’m afraid I’m going to have to agree with one of the comments, this will eventually just be a map of bike lanes.

Also in NYC is a strong demonstration of “correlation is not causation“. Spike in Tickets to Cyclists on UWS Leads to Drop in Injuries, Police Say While they are chasing down cyclists running red lights in a clear intersection, there are drivers violating pedestrian right of way and getting away with it, speeding and getting away with it, turning right on red through a crowded crosswalk and getting away with it…

Another article on the DIY DOT in Boston. A Guerrilla Bike Lane Made With Flower Pots Forces A City’s Hand That someone had to do this should be a deep shame to the city.

A MI driver sees a hit-and-run and calls it in while trying to do first aid. Traverse City Man Discovers Injured Cyclist After Hit and Run, Calls 911 The cyclist had a head injury and was walking away with the broken bike and refused assistance until LEO showed on the scene. They have a loose description of the weapon vehicle.

A wreck of unknown mode on OK. Prague bicyclist killed in evening crash Well it was an SUV and a bike at an intersection. And that pretty much covers all we know now.

More on the man killed in the NC pinball wreck. Man killed cycling just months after escaping homelessness Dang, that’s rough. Just got off the streets and into a safe place to live and gets killed on his way home…

And then there is this wreck in SC. Cyclist hit, killed Tuesday night on Wadmalaw Island SWSS wreck. What more can I say?

An IA cyclist is remembered. Ankeny ride remembers killed biker

This wreck is reminiscent of Larry Schwartz’ wreck lo those many years ago. Cyclist injured after being hit by a truck’s mirror The thing this cyclist had going that Larry didn’t was the relatively low speed of the weapon vehicle.

“Debate” on restricting cyclists because there may have been one pedestrian death from a cyclist some time in the past. Cyclist debate for Faversham town centre and’s take on it Faversham councillors keen to rid town centre of ‘arrogant and fast’ cyclists Interesting that the only mention anyone can find on the web of this pedestrian fatality is the article from Kent Online about the debate where the councillor brought it up. Not saying he was lying, just not being specific about the century this fatality took place.

Someone took this guy’s picture, and they were the last ones to see him alive except for the driver who killed him. Poignant last picture of cyclist before he was fatally injured

Meanwhile in Oz. Vic man arrested over cyclist hit-and-run Typical, hit a cyclist then hide out for a while untill all the drugs and alcohol are gone from your system so all you get will be a gentle caress upon the wrist.

This is a future that can’t come soon enough for me. Self-Driving Cars vs. Cyclists: What Does the Future Look Like? Basically autonomous cars are going to drive like we all think the stereotypical grandma does, and cyclists and pedestrians are going to be safer for it. I would even give up the right to my Sprint-T if it meant that I could get anywhere I wanted by bike safely.

And I’m all outta links now, whee!

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet

#IStandWithAhmed and the Feed

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.

Billed @€0.02, Opus the Poet