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.
a while back i made a similar post called 'transportation in america as a metaphor for privilege', so, yeah, SECONDED
(Source: onesmallflowerofeternity, via karibikes)
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!!!
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.