Tag Archives: advocacy

Bikers shed spandex to inspire new riders

Even CNN is waking up to the fact that riding a bike requires no special athletic ability or superhero outfits.  You don’t have to be a “cyclist” to ride a bike.

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Preventing Bicycle Fatalities at US-36 and Violet

Two bicyclists have been killed at the intersection of US-36 and Violet Avenue since 2009. The most recent was TJ Doherty, on July 24th, 2012. Both cyclists were headed southeast on US-36, and were hit by cars traveling northwest, making … Continue reading

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Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Last fall I and other representatives from Community Cycles participated in a discussion with the city and various stakeholders regarding upcoming redevelopment along Pearl Parkway.  I wrote about the experience and the Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP) more generally from the … Continue reading

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Can competitive cyclists help the face of bike advocacy?

Tim Johnson, apparently a prominent cyclocross racer, recently got into bike advocacy.  Says he: Bike advocacy is about as far away from ‘cool’ as one can get.  It’s a world full of recumbents, Day-Glo yellow, helmet mirrors, wool and tweed; … Continue reading

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Better Bicycle Marketing in Boulder a la Cycle Chic

I’ve been talking to friends and co-conspirators about how best to do bicycle propaganda marketing.  There’s a tendency in Boulder — as well as more broadly in the US — to market transportation cycling on the basis of its environmental, … Continue reading

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Bike League Board Chair Resigns

Bill Hoffman just resigned from the board of the League of American Bicyclists, and based on what he has to say about it, I'm glad he did! He's apparently upset that the League is now advocating policies which will encourage … Continue reading

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Stop framing transportation and bicycles as identity politics

Hello Mr. Mason, I just read your article For the Danes, city planning is all about the bike.  As a daily bicycle user and advocate in automobile dominated southern California, I couldn’t help but be disturbed by the tone which … Continue reading

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