Tag Archives: safety

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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Why are nonmotorized commuter trails closed at night?


Perhaps this is just a case of the laws lagging behind modern trends and technology, but according to a recent email trending here in Mid-Michigan, several cyclists in Lansing were told by police to leave the Lansing River Trail because … Continue reading

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Images from the 2015 Greater Lansing Ride of Silence


Here are a few photos from this year’s ride held on, Wednesday, May 20th. The 4.5 mile long course began at Wells Hall on the campus of Michigan State University and wound through campus to downtown East Lansing and then … 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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Viva l’Italia! – Carrera’s wickedly cool retro urban bicycle helmet


While surfing the net for a folding bicycle helmet that can be easily packed in a suitcase or backpack for trips and holidays, I stumbled across Carrera’s new foldable helmet. This wickedly cool retro design from Italy is based on … Continue reading

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Book review of “Pedaling Revolution”


I have just wrapped up reading the fine book, Pedaling Revolution, by author Jeff Mapes. The subtitle of How Cyclists are Changing American Cities best describes the premise of his book, as Mr. Mapes thoughtfully explores the promises and pitfalls … Continue reading

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A titanic shift in bike helmet design


In our quest to find a folding bicycle helmet for use while traveling, Kathy made me aware of a new helmet technology that some (like me) will consider a titanic shift from the traditional bicycle helmet design paradigm – the … Continue reading

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Powerful, peaceful, poignant, pedal parade


Yesterday evening, I had the great honor to take part in my first Greater Lansing Ride of Silence. One of more than 350 such events being held in all 50 states and 21 countries on May 15th, the Ride of … Continue reading

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Refuge along highways from hell


In an excellent and succinct brochure, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) notes the following ten benefits of raised medians and pedestrian safety refuge areas in the center of roadways. According to the document; “on average, a pedestrian is killed in a … Continue reading

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Why not make bicycle turn signals standard?


The minute I post this, I am sure someone will point out that there are bikes with turn signals available for purchase (probably for a small fortune). But, the other evening as I was bicycling home after a high school football … Continue reading

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