Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A Jan. 5 article (in the St. Louis Beacon) by Ryan Schuessler, “Great Rivers Greenway works to make the area bicycle friendly” described efforts by both Great Rivers Greenway and Trailnet to expand existing bike lane striping or similar road markings in the St. Louis area. The only criticism mentioned was that the pace of such efforts was too slow.
Read more...As a transportational cyclist for more than 40 years, the last 14 as a certified bicycling instructor, I have a very different view. Years ago, I concluded that what cyclists lack most are not bike lanes but knowing how to safely use the existing road system.
St. Louis Beacon - Knowledge is best protection for bicyclist
Monday, January 16, 2012
Friday, January 06, 2012
"The findings showed that those on bikes ignored stop signs far more than those in cars, with 56 percent of cyclists ignoring stop signals or traffic lights compared with just seven percent of motorists."
Portland State Study Shows Cyclists’ Bad Behavior - BikeRadar
Monday, January 02, 2012
Every intersection, every driveway, every curb-cut poses this too high of a probability event as a designed-in risk. Ask your elected official how this design flaw can be prevented.
When someone dies, expect your favorite elected official to say something like, "Nobody on City staff told me this could happen!"