"Replace the paint of your car and accessories with reflective material"
is the first of several suggestions from TriMore, a brilliant parody of the "Be Seen, Be Safe"
campaign from TriMet, provider of public transit for Portland, OR. [more inside]
, long a mainstay in the Netherlands
and emerging as an automotive alternative in the U.S. (via bike-friendly Portland
), come in many flavors: Longtails
, cycle trucks
and the traditional Dutch bakfiet
. Will a cargo bike transform your life
Your Sweet Justice story for the day: In February, K.C. was riding her bike home from work. While waiting at a stop light, she felt a slight bump from the car behind her, followed by laughter from within. K.C. wasn't looking for a fight, and did her best to ignore this. Disappointed with his failure to elicit a response, the driver bumped her again, this time a bit harder. This is when K.C. pulled out her police badge, and things started to get weird...
Late last night, a cyclist was killed in Toronto.
"Ontario's former attorney general Michael Bryant
... will be charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death, a police source tells the Globe, after a collision left a 33-year-old cyclist dead." Accounts vary, but the sequence appears to be 1) Some collision and argument between the cyclist and the driver; 2) The cyclist grabs the driver's door and hangs on (or he may have been caught on the car accidentally) while the Saab convertible drives on; 3) The car drives into the opposite lane, across a construction zone, and the cyclist is battered against mailboxes and light posts; 4) The cyclist falls under the car's back wheels and is killed. [more inside]