Spending this lovely morning researching bus rapid transit systems in other cities. Being “retired” is good for this sort of stuff. Having attended, most, of the public forum on Albuquerque Rapid Transit (which is trying to become ART, but is still known by many as BRT) last night, I’m personally sold on just about every… Read More The Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project and Lingering Questions/Doubts
I’d been looking forward to riding Citi Bike, New York’s bikeshare program, as it seemed to combine two things I’ve enjoyed very much in recent years: 1. Riding in NYC; 2. Bikeshare (in Montreal). So it was with chilly, lobster-gloved, but excited hands that I gripped my first pass code to start my Saturday morning… Read More NYC Bikeshare Report: It Was Fun Until It Very Much Wasn’t
I’m on a trip “Back East” for some family business, one that will allow for a break to go into New York City (Manhattan) and try out the Citibike bikeshare (now in limited operation as it shovels its way out of “Snowzilla”). I’ve ridden in NYC before, during one of my Summer bike tours, and… Read More Motorists and Freud, Revised
In the ever-changing attempt to provide cyclists with more safety, traffic engineers have come up with the “sharrow” road stencil. A study conducted in Chicago indicates that sharrow signs aren’t increasing safety or ridership, at least not on any thing close to the level provided by bike lane striping. Why? Education would seem to be… Read More Bike “Sharrows” and Road User Education
Somehow, for some reason, a motorist plowed into a line of three cyclists on Coors Blvd. yesterday, hitting two. According to day old press reports, the younger victim is in “critical but stable condition” and the older rider has non-life threatening injuries. Fortunately, both in terms of safety and reporting, the third cyclist was not… Read More Cyclists Struck Along Coors at Los Padillas
I’ve finally given up on Silver. A half-ass “bike boulevard” can sometimes be worse than no accommodations for bike riders at all. I used to ride it often, Cornell to Prez/I-25, back when it was part of my commute home to the South Valley. Even then I preferred going up MLK on the way to work.… Read More Burque’s Silver Avenue: A Failed “Bike Boulevard”
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