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I am troubled by the word, "taunt" in the amendment to the harassment statute. 1) I'm no First Amendment specialist, but it seems to raise constitutional issues. 2) The drafting is terrible: it basically says it's "harassment" to "taunt" "an object." I hope someone fixes this, at least and 3) It reminds me of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: http://youtu.be/wSGkBWYDmrM
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Three cycling related bills introduced in state legislature
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Link roundup: February 11
Your encounter was unusual since you had opportunity to engage in a conversation. More often than not, the driver is gone before there's any chance to explain what's going on. I've often thought I'd like to explain to a driver the issues involved in such an encounter but don't get that chance.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The importance of having a conversation
@Red Star @arsolot Yes, those red lines painted on 3rd St. last week. Nothing else has happened there.
4 months, 1 week ago on Third Street cyclists will soon be able to roll through Treat Avenue
As of this morning (on 10/30/13) the stop signs remain and there are no speed tables installed on the Third and Treat intersection.
NY Times: Communting's Hidden Cost.
4 months, 1 week ago on Link roundup: October 28
Lots of drivers also haven't a clue about sharrows, either. Why won't the city install "Bikes May Use Full Lane" signs?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on More sharrows placed as streetcar construction wraps up
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Link roundup: August 19
From your photo, it does look to me that most cars will avoid the tracks and drive in the bike lane. Drivers will be confused.
7 months ago on A nice reminder: UAPD not always out to get cyclists
Strava heat map for 7/20/13.
7 months ago on Link roundup: August 7
Thanks for your article. I enjoyed reading it. I really liked learning the term "punishment pass!"
7 months ago on A Londoner’s perspective of cycling in Tucson
Why Conservatives Hate Citi Bike So Much, in One Venn Diagram
9 months ago on Link roundup: June 6
Build a barrier between all bike lanes motor vehicle lanes. Something like this: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2010/11/23/nyregion/bike1/bike1-articleLarge.jpg
9 months, 1 week ago on Community Question: What would you do?
A ride over Gates Pass and and through McCain Loop can't be topped!
9 months, 1 week ago on Community Question: What is your favorite bike ride?
>>>I’ve been banned from buying anymore bikes.
The Velomanati Rules address this question: "While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner."
10 months ago on Photo: A big day for on a big girl bike
@bluebike Agreed. The streetcar route is simply not one to use. It will only be worse once the streetcars are running.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Lessons from a near dooring along the streetcar route
I don't think that it's ever acceptable to draw firm conclusions from reading a newspaper article about litigation. Without meaning to be snarky, that's especially true with a local newspaper's reporting. There's not enough information to know that the city is at fault or that the rider was at fault. There's gotta be a lot more to the story that what is in the AZ Star's piece.
Mr. Meade says the the rider wasn't paying attention. I'm not sure how he's formed that conclusion since the article doesn't say much about her conduct.
The article does say that the city is accused by the rider's lawyer of being negligent and using inadequate maintenance, substandard design, dangerous construction and inadequate warning signage. "Negligence" means that, if proved, the City owed a duty of care to the rider, and failed to meet that duty. Is the city required to provide to the rider adequate maintenance, proper design, danger-free construction and adequate warning signage?
We know that a rider can easily get caught in tracks. Riders are usually cautious when met with tracks.This rider crashed and was severely injured. Why did she crash? The article fails to answer this question. Her lawyers blame the city.
11 months, 1 week ago on Woman files $3 million claim for bike crash on streetcar tracks
Thanks for your report, Mike!
1 year ago on Update: Jamis-Hagens Berman cycling team assaulted by Tucson driver
Often on my commute to work, I'll see someone I know. I'll stop, say hello, exchange pleasantries, etc. This could NEVER happen in a car.
Also, I might see another rider on my commute, strike up a conversation and just like that, I've got a new friend. This has also happened often, and would NEVER happen in a car.
1 year, 1 month ago on The unexpected joys of riding a bike