Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Go Wisconsin!

Wis. lawmakers to consider bicycle passing rules - chicagotribune.com

If you make it safer for cyclists, or at least give them perceived sense of safety, more people will ride! If you want more people to ride, this must occur.
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Monday, October 24, 2011

imagine this....

Road three lanes wide, 10 cars on the road , me in the right lane. I get honked at and literally forced to the curb. I yell, but just as I do that the lady in the car behind me follows the previous car's lead and does the same thing to me, again! All this as another car rolls down the window to yell at me to get on the sidewalk.
Was it rush hour? No. 340 pm.
So, was I at fault? Is the City at fault? Are the drivers at fault? Yes, Yes, and Yes.
Me for bowing to the pressure and being bullied by a driver. I should never have moved over. TAKE YOUR LANE, DO NOT DEVIATE!
The City and Bicycle Indiana for not funding an Educational campaign for drivers.
The drivers for thinking that they are more important than I am and that the road is there strictly for their use.
Three lanes wide! 10 cars in that space! But not enough room for a bicycle.
I am angriest at myself.
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I want one!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

once again, it's the cyclist's fault

Bicyclist serious after DeKalb crash with SUV | The Journal Gazette | Fort Wayne, IN

So was the cyclist riding on the wrong side of the road and decided to cross the entire road just as a vehicle was approaching? Sounds a little fishy.

Granted I am making this observation from a news release

Let's hope that Mr. Schwark recovers.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How Bike Projects Save Money & Make Life Better for Everyone (in Minneapolis)

Mayor R.T. Rybak stressed that in these lean economic times, cities across the country need to be creative about how they spend transportation dollars. Big-ticket road engineering projects to move ever more cars must give way to more efficient projects that move people by a variety of means—including foot, bike, transit. "We need to get more use from all the streets we already have," Rybak said. "It really is the idea that bikes belong."

This is so true. Time to look forward!
The Whole story is HERE

From Minneapolis, good stuff

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bike counting

City of Fort Wayne will be conducting their first ever bike counts on Thursday, October 6th! It promises to be a gorgeous day. Staff will be counting bikes, logging direction of travel, identifying gender and whether or not the riders are wearing helmets at 3 locations between 6:30 am and 3 pm. Staff will be stationed at Wayne/Calhoun, Berry/Calhoun, and Anthony/Niagra (trail).
I'll be at Wayne/Calhoun from 9:30-12:30. Ride by and say hello!
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