Entries by Keri

Crazy Cargo Contraptions

Last night I was introduced to the Pedal Powered Fanatic and his collection of crazy cargo contraptions. I thought you might enjoy them so I took some photos and video with my iPhone.

Southeast Cycling Expo

You Don’t Want to Miss the Excitement!   SOUTHEAST CYCLING EXPO, the Premier “Consumer” Cycling Event in the Southeast – November 17, 2012 at the Orlando Orange County Convention Center. Early Bird Offer Through 7.31.12 – Buy a Ticket Get one FREE!  www.BikeFlock.com.

Hostility in Winter Park

This is my route to the Winter Park Farmers Market. It’s almost entirely residential streets, connected by the Mead Garden Trail. It’s not a route on which I would expect to be aggressively intimidated.

Endangered Species Spotted — Thriving in Local Neighborhood

Occasionally in my travels, I’ll come across a solitary specimen of an endangered, and nearly forgotten, species of road sign. Today I hit the mother-load! An entire neighborhood where these threatened signs appear to be thriving. If you look closely at the photograph of the specimen above, you can see its mate across the street. The photograph […]

CrowdSourced Bike Parking Map

CommuteOrlando reader Peter Martinez has created a collaborative Bike Parking map, designed to help Bicyclists plan their routes, and park their bikes on secure racks, rather than a stop sign or a tree. This can also help us advise business of the need for a rack, better placement, or even reward them for doing it right! I […]

CommuteOrlando and CyclingSavvy on the radio in Cleveland, OH

I had the pleasure of chatting with Diane Lees on the Outspoken Cyclist radio show today. The Outspoken Cyclist is a 1-hour radio show with interviews, commentary, ideas, advocacy, and everything (anything) connected with bicycling! Even though we’re not in Cleveland, we can listen weekly via their podcast. Podcasts of each new episode are available Saturdays at 6:30 […]

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

This has been decades in the wanting. Anyone who has tried to cross a street in Orlando knows it can be an exercise in frustration… or worse. Now, finally, after years of topping the Dangerous by Design Pedestrian Danger Index, some forward-thinking funders provided the money and motivated the political will to do something about […]

Bigotry is Blinding

The image below shows Primrose Dr. on the approach to Robinson St. South of Jefferson there is a wide bike lane (only wide for a block). At Jefferson, that space becomes a general use lane as Primrose goes from one lane to two. It works out pretty well since it puts the cyclist in position […]