A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular

"Being a woman is kind of like being a cyclist in a city where all the cars represent men. You’re supposed to be able to share the road equally with cars, but that’s not how it works. The roads are built for cars and you spend a great deal of physical and mental energy being defensive and trying not to get hurt. Some of the cars WANT you to get hurt. They think you don’t have any place on the road at all. And if you do get hurt by a car, everyone makes excuses that it’s your fault."

A friend of a friend (via bettycockroach)

Sad because it’s true. 

(via atheoryofmaking)

Wow.

(via karibikes)

a while back i made a similar post called 'transportation in america as a metaphor for privilege', so, yeah, SECONDED

(Source: onesmallflowerofeternity, via karibikes)

he is in the wrong here for arguing against the ticket.

biking the wrong way is INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS.

if you get hit, the impact is your speed plus the vehicle’s speed, leading to far more serious injuries & fatalities are way more likely.

ride with traffic, as traffic.

onthebounce:

Bike/attire combination definitely affects how motorists treat cyclists. Something I’m keenly aware of, but BikeyFace has done a much better job describing it than I could have ever done.

Yours in Bikeyness, 

— OTB

HOLY CROW, these cartoons are spot on. i’ve experienced all of these scenarios first-hand.

Now You See Me

13brokenteeth:

pedalfromhell:

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

I just don’t find this kind of foolishness that impressive. Looks cool on Tumblr, but in real life this is that shit that makes it harder for cyclists to be treated with respect.
/crotchety old guy rant

100% agree with 13brokenteeth.
cyclists like this are winning the battle but not the war. it’s a cheap trick.
go bike to a dept. of transportation meeting to promote bike infrastructure with ten of your friends to impress me.

13brokenteeth:

pedalfromhell:

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

I just don’t find this kind of foolishness that impressive. Looks cool on Tumblr, but in real life this is that shit that makes it harder for cyclists to be treated with respect.

/crotchety old guy rant

100% agree with 13brokenteeth.

cyclists like this are winning the battle but not the war. it’s a cheap trick.

go bike to a dept. of transportation meeting to promote bike infrastructure with ten of your friends to impress me.

(Source: hochfunf)

there’s really nothing quite like almost getting run over by an off-duty firetruck, speeding sans siren on a narrow country road while biking.

newsflash: just because your eyes have passed me it doesn’t mean the rest of your vehicle has!!!

"This is one of those virtuous cycles. Safer biking means that more people (especially women) decide biking’s a good option. More cyclists make for safer streets — and the more people cycle, the more likely it is that city planners think it’s worth putting in bike infrastructure. And one of the great advantages of bike infrastructure is that it makes the roads safer — and not just for bikers. Everyone wins.”

tell me again how you didn’t see me

tell me again how you didn’t see me

back to bike commuting, day one

i was just noticing i dressed a little too warm for the 40 degree weather nearing the crest of the hill up to east rock park, not even a mile from my apartment, but otherwise enjoying being on my bike again- the first time since the break-up.

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