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Disturbing Trends in Law Enforcement

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in Essays | 5 comments

As more and more people take to cycling in Florida, and as more and more learn how to drive their bicycles in a safe and law-abiding manner, a disheartening trend is starting to emerge.

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I Am Not a Bicyclist

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Bicycle Culture, Essays | 189 comments

I’ve spent the past two decades trying to figure out how make bicycling work better for people. Perhaps instead I should have been trying to figure out how to make our communities work better. As John Wooden implied, when it comes to cycling, I’m a know-it-all, but when it comes to what really counts…

I’ve found I have to refute a number of things I used to believe, or at least wanted to be true. That’s a fancy way of saying I was wrong.

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The Bicycling Apocalypse: A Manifesto of Liberation Over Segregation

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Bicycle Culture, Essays | 110 comments

Bicycling in the United States suffers from a failure of imagination.

Failures of imagination usually grow out of a sense that the current situation is unchangeable. Cultures often create such a sense of inevitability inadvertently, but in some cases it’s due to an intentional effort by some to maintain the status quo.

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Where do we find justice?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2009 in Essays | 53 comments

Where do we find justice?

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