Road Demons

Pothole season is in full swing here. Drivers are concerned about potholes because of potential damage to their cars. But I see potholes differently. Gravel or road debris may not even register with drivers except for the outside chance of a cracked windshield. But all I see is: Sometimes I report issues to the city. And […]

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If I Owned the Road

Recently I found myself in this situation: And I wished I could show this dude what would happen if I really did own the road. Things would be very different. I wouldn’t have to take the lane ever again. People would have their roads back, and they’d be safer because… Bad behavior wouldn’t be tolerated. And parking […]

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Ah, Amsterdam

I’ve just returned from my first visit to Amsterdam. Of course, the first thing on my to-do list was to indulge in some…  pannekoeken. No really, I love pancakes. Any type of cake really. Especially when buried in a certain chocolate-hazelnut spread. But after I checked that off my list (three times) I went to see […]

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Not-Cyclists

There has been a move to build more infrastructure for cyclists here. However, with limited space on the road, this comes at a cost… which has local businesses concerned. But there is the issue. How can you tell how you tell a driving customer from a walking customer from a biking customer? Especially when a cyclist is […]

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Urban Replanning

I don’t know much about designing roads- but I think I know a little about it just from biking around the city. I really think the streets could be designed to better suit everyone’s needs. Maybe something like this: By doing it this way, suddenly all the unpredictable things are predictable and tucked inside neat […]

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