walkingcity

A Walking City

Boston is a walking city… or so they say. And sometimes I try to walk places. But when you’re on foot, Boston is more of a waiting city… We don’t want car traffic to get...

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robber

Warm Winters

Way back in my first winter in Massachusetts I commuted by car. It sorta went like this: It was easy to never be dressed for weather. And easy to misplace things like gloves....

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The Doors!

You’ve just parked, turned off your car, and given a sigh of relief that you’re no longer stuck in traffic. You reach for your things, kick open your door and CRASH! Okay, so...

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huh

Middle of the Road

Whenever a person first discovers I bike, they reply with a story. And it’s always the same story. “I was driving down [insert any road name] when all of the sudden I saw...

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fair-weather

Fair Weather

It’s almost winter. The weather has been changing and there have been some pretty rainy days. While the weather’s gross and I have other transportation options, I still end up on my bike....

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notcyclist

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...

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Serious about Safety

Every bike commuter knows is that safety is a complicated issue. They face it every day. However, some safety campaigns focus entirely on helmets. But that means there’s been a crash. What if it...

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crowd

The Myth of the Open Road

I bike pretty much everywhere in the city these days. But I also have a driver’s license and 16 years of driving experience. And occasionally I still drive. Like the other day I...

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Real Women

Having worked in advertising a bit, I was intrigued by the ongoing debate about the representation of gender in bicycle advertising. At first, I was inclined to be offended too. But then, as I was...

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