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Death by Harassment

Another bicyclist has tragically and needlessly died in the Boston area. Not because bicycling is dangerous, but because harassment by...

Boston Bicyclist Injury Report

Boston Bicyclist Injury Report

I’ve finally completed a report analyzing almost 1,800 bicyclist crash incidents reported by Boston Police between 2009 and 2012. The City...

Lessons Not Learned

Lessons Not Learned

[Note: This post was originally written in 2013 but never completed until now.] I first came across the tragic story...

The More Things Change

The More Things Change

the American biking community itself split, violently, in the eighteen-nineties, between those who were in favor of dedicated bike paths...

Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States

Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States

Anne Lusk and her collaborators have published a paper in the American Journal of Public Health claiming that “the risk...

Lessons from Tragedies

Lessons from Tragedies

Peter Furth is spreading the misinformation (as has Pete Stidman before him) that I prevented the installation of bike lanes...

Out of The Frying Pan

Out of The Frying Pan

In a recent column, Derrick Z. Jackson of The Boston Globe makes this observation about city cycling: “But for the...

Still a Need to Train Police Officers

Still a Need to Train Police Officers

An amazing story from New York City:  bicyclist Christina Thede passes a double-parked car, is nearly doored by its driver,...

AAA Bike Safety

AAA Bike Safety

The Sept/Oct issue of American Bicyclist has a feature article, “Bringing Bicycling into the Mix: The New AAA” (not yet...

The Phoenix Gets it Wrong

The Phoenix Gets it Wrong

Every time that a newspaper or magazine runs an article on laws and advice about safe bicycling, I cringe. I...