Entries by Mighk

More Cognitive Dissonance…

…in the mainstream cycling advocacy community. From MSNBC: Early in the article, about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s bike crash: The mayor, who said little on the topic during five years in office, is campaigning to make streets safer for cyclists after a parked cab abruptly pulled out across a bike lane, causing him to […]

CALL GOVERNOR CRIST

HB 971 Bad for Bicyclists and Pedestrians Unbeknownst to Florida Bicycle Association, a mandatory bike lane use provision was included in the Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles bill.  The bill also allows local governments to permit mopeds, golf-carts and other motorized vehicles on sidewalks and trails. Call Governor Crist as soon as you can to […]

Shark’s Teeth

A question from a reader: “Could you give us the story behind the new triangles painted on the pavement at some crosswalks? When I showed pictures to friends and co-workers, nobody knew what they meant.” Such a series of triangles is called a yield line.  They’re informally referred to as “shark’s teeth.”  They are used […]

Nice Job, Sentinel

No, really! In today’s Orlando Sentinel Calendar section is a PSA with a graphic of a Share the Road sign.  The text:  “Did You Know?  By Florida Law, bicycles are vehicles and have the same right of way to the roadway.” Okay, the wording was a bit awkward, but the message was still nice to […]

MANpower

When I first saw this on Copenhagenize, I assumed it was a very old commercial from the ’70s during the OPEC oil embargo.  Turns out it’s quite recent.  I guess I missed it because I don’t watch sports. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLl5y9RZI7c

What Do You Want at a Bike Station?

Many readers will be familiar with the “bike station” concept.  There are a number of them around the country; mostly at major transit stops or hubs.  They offer secure bicycle parking, often some basic bike shop services and products (tubes, lights, etc.), usually some modest food and drink, and a few have showers, changing rooms […]

Christmas Light Ride — Update

Looks like we may have a good-sized turn-out for the ride; the CommuteOrlando post has been forwarded to a number of other forums and lists, and also has a Facebook event page. We will park our car at the ride start (the east end of Lake Eola Park along Eola Dr.) to hold tables, coolers […]