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Month: December 2017

Why are Cyclists so Happy?

Posted on: Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Making the switch to cycling on your commute or just taking it up as a hobby is a big change. It not only cuts down on pollution and your transportation costs, but it also has an odd effect of making you a happier person. There are those that attribute more happiness to cycling because it […]

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City Cycling: Risky Accident-Prone Bicycle Maneuvers to Avoid

Posted on: Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Riding on city streets often isn’t a simple relaxing roll down an empty country road. In fact, city cycling requires a lot of thought and multiple judgment calls per ride to assure that you and your bicycle arrive safely. This has opened up a lot of maneuvers that, while not strictly illegal, are not exactly […]

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How Philadelphia’s Vision Zero Plan Intends to Help Cyclists

Posted on: Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The city of Brotherly Love has had a problem for quite some time – traffic-related accidents. The city suffers over 100 traffic-related fatalities a year, and for quite awhile now, no one has been doing anything about it. However, its new Vision Zero action plan intends to completely eliminate traffic fatalities by 2030. While this […]

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Bicycling on Sidewalks

Posted on: Friday, December 8th, 2017

The San Diego Union Tribune recently reported that it is commonly thought that sidewalk bicycling is always illegal. In reality, however, only 4 cities in San Diego County – Escondido, Carlsbad, Vista, and National City – have forbidden bicycling on sidewalks. In fact, looking nationwide, laws vary wildly on whether bicycling on sidewalks is allowed, prohibited, or completely […]

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The Story of Nako – Rear-Ended by the Car and Sued By the Driver

Posted on: Friday, December 1st, 2017

If you are well-versed in the cautionary tales of other cyclists, then you might already know the story of UCLA Ph.D. candidate Nako Nakatsuka. While many cycling accidents are horrifying, there is none more outrageous than her case. In April 2014, Nako was riding her road bike from work when she was rear-ended by a […]

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