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Convincing Cyclists To Use Lights

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 16

Its not only the law that you have a white front light and a red rear light, but its a good idea. I can’t tell you the number of cyclists I pass who are almost completely invisible because they only have reflectors. You need lights, they are vital to your safety. There is no other way to put it, you shouldn’t get on a bike at night without lights.

The Dutch as always are ten steps ahead of us.

I really like the light fairy and her dress made of lights. This could be done here with minimal planning, and cost. Set up shop at any of the many spots cyclists frequent, shine a bright light on them send out your light drones, suck them in and give them free lights. I would have really liked the BPHC spent 40K on giving out free lights, and free helmets than put up those horrible ads.

(thanks John for the heads up)


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The Dutch Are Developing External Air Bags To Protect Cyclists And Pedestrians

Written by Boston Biker on Nov 12

Love it, all cars should have something like this.


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A Lot Of Good Lessons For Boston Here

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 14

From the Netherlands to America: Translating the World’s Best Bikeway Designs from Streetfilms on Vimeo.


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How The Dutch Pick Up The Ladies

Written by Boston Biker on Jan 30

How pimp is that?! This would work regardless of the gender of the rider/driver. Someday Boston, someday you will be just like this.

Thanks for the tip Kallie!


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    • Changing the Behavior of Bike Lane Violators, Part 2 of 2 August 1, 2014
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    • Action Alert: Help Move Bill Before Legislative Session Ends! July 31, 2014
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