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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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The Word On The Street

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    • A Cyclist Who Should Give Thanks On Days Other Than Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2014
      TweetThere are some really strange stories on the Internet about cyclists’ experiences. And given that they are posted on the Internet, one has to wonder about their veracity. It isn’t always easy to know who wrote the story, although sometimes … Continue reading →
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    • A Cyclist Who Should Give Thanks On Days Other Than Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2014
      Tweet49There are some really strange stories on the Internet about cyclists’ experiences. And given that they are posted on the Internet, one has to wonder about their veracity. It isn’t always easy to know who wrote the story, although sometimes … Continue reading →
      IsolateCyclist
    • Misinterpreting Statistics To Show Cyclists As Causing More Bike-Car Crashes Than Drivers November 24, 2014
      TweetYet again, the passage of a 3 foot passing law, designed to protect cyclists as drivers pass them, sparked a debate. This time, the debate ensued in San Diego, California. The argument was over sharing the road, not surprising given … Continue reading →
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    • Capitalizing On The Death Of Cyclists November 21, 2014
      TweetSometimes it seems as if advertising people will do anything to sell us their wares. Many of the things they do are outrageous, and if the rest of us did these things, we would be admonished for being unethical or … Continue reading →
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    • Cranks Giving! November 20, 2014
      TweetFrom the F-book: ————– Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm in EST Copley Square Copley Sq, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 First annual Cranksgiving Boston bike ride! Bring a bike, a bag, and a lock. This event is FREE but you’ll need about … Continue reading →
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    • Action Alert: Allston I-90 Interchange Project November 20, 2014
      TweetLets make sure we don’t end up with just another highway, see below From Livable Streets: ———-   We have a vision for something more than just a new highway.  After months of MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange task force meetings, … Continue reading →
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    • THE DANGERS OF SAFETY: Why Focusing on Car Accidents May Hurt Our Health November 18, 2014
      Everyone officially puts “safety first.” Everyone wants to prevent accidents. Car crashes are treated as lead stories on TV news – the images are horrific and we all fear our vulnerability. But, in fact, our roads are safer than ever. In 1956, when Interstate construction began, the national fatality rate was 6.05 per 100 million […]
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    • rain, wind and cold. ride anyway. November 17, 2014
      Tweetwell yeah, rain, wind, cold, dark, traffic – it beats driving a car, and def beats riding the ever so depressing Boston Subway system. Plus it makes you feel strong to be out in the elements. Ha, bad weather… ride … Continue reading →
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    • Building Sidewalks For Children November 17, 2014
      TweetWhat have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading →
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    • Help MIT Students Test Outdoor Bicycle Training Device November 14, 2014
      TweetFrom the email, looks like fun! ———- We are engineering students at MIT who are building a device (Terrainer) for competitive cyclists to train outdoors.  To further improve our project, we are looking for competitive cyclists to help test and provide feedback … Continue reading →
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