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Make Voting Fun – Bike There!


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Tucson completes “The Loop”


Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Tucson and Pima County celebrated the completion of the “The Loop” – a 131 mile shared use trail that encircles the this terrific Sonoran Desert city and provides extensions to the south, north, and … Continue reading

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Let’s get it right – highlight yourself at night!


   You would think this would be an obvious safety concern to those involved, but lately it has been quite surprising and dismaying to see so many pedestrians and cyclists walking/pedaling at night in dark/non-reflective clothing. Not only is it … Continue reading

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One excellent non-motorized plan


Congratulation to the communities of Greater Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for adopting and implementing such a superb non-motorized plan. Here’s a weblink to the document that was originally adopted in 2011. What is especially impressive about the plan is the way it … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling”


I recently completed a compelling book entitled, The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling. Afterwards, I waited for a few weeks before writing this post because the book’s theme does a significant about-face. The first half identifies and repeats a number … Continue reading

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Sounding the alarm about poor trail maintenance


I have been reading a number of postings on Facebook and other social media from fellow bike commuters and others who are noticing that non-motorized trails and sidepaths are not getting the necessary and routine maintenance they should be lately. Examples … Continue reading

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Crossing signals at street intersections should never default in favor of cars


Far too often, crossing signals at street intersections are being pre-set to default in favor of cars and other motor vehicles. In other words, the pedestrian or bicyclist must activate the crossing signal before it will allow them to cross … Continue reading

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Riding the Maple City Greenway


Kathy and I spent much of yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon riding three segments of the Maple City Greenway in Goshen, Indiana. They include the one mile long Winona Interurban Trail linking Goshen College and Waterford Mills, the two-mile long Center City Trail linking … Continue reading

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The modern patriot


Andy Singer hits the nail right on the head again. Driving a gas-guzzler is hardly patriotic, it’s selfish, unhealthy, wasteful, stupid, and unsustainable!

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Now this is bike parking at the train station!


These photos from the copenhagenize.com website show the double-decker bicycle parking provided both inside and outside the Aarhus, Denmark Central Train Station. Very impressive, my friends!

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