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Going 100% “cold-turkey carless” at least once a week


As my bicycle commuting to/from work has increased over the past decade, my corresponding use of the car has dropped noticeably.  But, to bike commute during the day and then drive around running errands during the evening or on weekends seems … Continue reading

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What scares you the most while bicycling?


There are a number of potential dangers that could occur while bicycling, including bad or inattentive drivers, other cyclists, rough or uneven riding surfaces, broken parts, potential crime, etc. But, the danger that worries me the most often is an … Continue reading

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Forget the toy gas guzzler, teach your kids to ride a bicycle!


All too often lately, I have seen parents spend hundreds of dollars on miniature toy cars for their children to drive around the yard, driveway, or sidewalk. While they look like they could be momentarily fun (until the kids get … Continue reading

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Majestic Ohio bridge lacks non-motorized options


On our return trip from Washington, DC, we crossed the majestic Veteran’s Glass City Skyway, which carries Interstate 280 over the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio. This impressive 8,800 foot long, 400 foot tall cable-stayed bridge was completed in 2007 … Continue reading

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The cycling revolution evolution


Another great cartoon from Andy Singer. Enjoy!

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More beneficial use of highway money


Late in 2013 a brand new interstate highway interchange opened along I-96 at Latson Road near Howell, Michigan. The cost of this single, basic  “diamond-shaped” interchange was $32 million dollars. While many people in suburban Livingston County are probably thrilled with a … Continue reading

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Plow the d@%n bike lanes too!


Now that most of us are in the frosty grip of winter (quit smirking Hawaii and Florida), I have been reminded about an old pet peeve that many of us commuting cyclists have – the lack of snow or ice … Continue reading

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The mega-commuting states


Below is a list of those states/territories with the highest percentage of 60 minute plus commuters (one-way). Having done that myself for two years in the mid-1990s, I can personally attest to how much time, effort, energy, and dollars such … Continue reading

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Stop toying with AMTRAK funding, dammit!


I am so sick and tired of the conservative element in Congress annually trying to defund all or part of AMTRAK. Who are these fools? AMTRAK is regularly setting records for ridership and they want to reduce funding – approximately … Continue reading

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Let the good word on bicycles be heard!


This graphic shown below was produced by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and pretty much says it all about the benefits of bicycling to the State of Michigan.  Similar examples can be found nationwide and across the globe. Wednesday, May 22nd … Continue reading

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