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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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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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Thick Skin

It’s not good to honk at a cyclist because, well, it’s startlingly loud: I can understand the need to communicate, but horns don’t do the trick. But even when some folks use their...

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Wear & Tear

I bike pretty much everyday. And biking is great. Until it’s not. Then I have to come to terms with reality. Yes, I biked so much I basically wore out my bike. While...

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A Sign

There are many new bike lanes around town. However, just because there’s a bike lane it doesn’t mean that I get to bike in it. For a while I tried flag down cops...

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Fast Girls

There are what some folks call “fast girls:” And then there are fast girls: Apparently I’m the latter. And I feel bad sometimes because I really don’t mean any harm. But when the weather...

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Boston Beware!

It’s been pretty hot this summer but it’s finally starting to cool off and my energy is starting to return. However, while it is “technically” better biking weather, for me biking is going...

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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...

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