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>>>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."
2 weeks, 1 day 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.
1 month 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.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Woman files $3 million claim for bike crash on streetcar tracks
Thanks for your report, Mike!
2 months, 4 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The unexpected joys of riding a bike