Category Archives: homelessness

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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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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Do bike lanes cause gentrification?


While listening to a Tuesdays at APA podcast entitled “Just Green Enough: Contesting Environmental Gentrification”  on New Years Eve, I was dismayed to hear the presenter say that bike lanes are now seen by many lower-income Americans as the ultimate symbol … Continue reading

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A spiraling saunter of megacity Delhi


Last night, I completed the 2009 book entitled Delhi, Adventures in a Megacity by author and journalist Sam Miller. The book literally presents a step-by-step overview of this huge metropolis, its storied past, its challenging present, and its potential for the future. … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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The surf’s up for a great time in Santa Cruz


What a terrific and fun city! I spent a day seeing the sights of Santa Cruz, California and had an absolutely wonderful time. In many ways Santa Cruz reminds me of San Francisco, but on a smaller (and often more … Continue reading

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Reasons why bicycles are the best mode of transport invented


To this avid cyclist and bike commuter, no mode of transportation has been invented that is more efficient and practical than the bicycle for most trip purposes. Passenger/commuter rail is better for longer commuting and intercity travel distances, but considering 40 percent … Continue reading

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Pedal-powered recycling for those in need


Saturday morning (4/28/12) I was honored to volunteer for several hours with my friends from MSU Bikes and Share-a-Bike to receive donated bicycles for recycling at the local Spring Recycling Event. Bicycles were just one item, among many, that were being … Continue reading

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