Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Idaho Stop Stopped in Colorado
February 7, 2017, 23:44
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That was quick.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/02/07/colorado-cyclists-stop-signs-bill-dies/

 

 



H.R. 861 – To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861



Colorado State Senator Andy Kerr Proposes “Idaho Stop” Law, Local Bike Guy Freaks Out

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/26/senate-bill-bicyclists-stop-signs/

Idaho Stop is something I’ve been promoting for many years—in Denver, a place where most riders already practice the technique, it makes even more sense than it does in Idaho—but to say my pleas fell on deaf ears is a bit of an understatement. The advocacy orgs like Bicycle Colorado and BikeDenver were big on the law-and-order stuff.

To hear the local advocacy groups now getting behind Kerr’s bill is extremely heartening. Extremely surprising and somewhat weird. But I’ll take it.

Idaho Stop. There is no fact-based opposition to it. It is proven to work, with decades of data. It makes life better for bicyclists, and so makes life better for all. But that doesn’t mean this will become law. Most people are still idiots about bikes, and even a substantial portion of cyclists are reflexively opposed to the idea, although that portion is clearly getting smaller and smaller all the time. If you’re still in that portion, get on out of it and into the other one.

ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! ALL HAIL ANDY KERR! VIVA LA KERR! AN-DY! AN-DY! AN-DY!



The Package and the Storage Unit

British cycling is unraveling with revelations of sketchy at best TUEs and motorized bikes in the Tour de France.



Udate: SF Pulled Registration of Uber’s Driverless Douchemobiles
December 23, 2016, 01:13
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Even before I wrote yesterday’s post, Uber, refusing to apply for permits to run driverless cars in the city, had their vehicles officially booted from the Streets of San Francisco. Uber sent them by truck to Arizona, where a coalition of douchebags was waiting to greet them warmly, based on the company’s disdain for permits alone.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/22/uber-ships-self-driving-cars-to-arizona-after-failed-san-francisco-pilot/

 



Uber Launches Driverless Cars In San Francisco, Problems Evident
December 21, 2016, 20:28
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Uber says it’s a matter of principle to run these autonomous vehicles in the city before they’re ready to run safely. Really did say that. SF Bicycle Coalition is on their case as the vehicles are observed flailing around bike lanes and running red lights. Is SFBC an ant standing in the way of an elephant? Wait, not an elephant. Elephants are very cool. An ant standing in the way of a steamroller? A DRIVERLESS STEAMROLLER?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/19/uber-self-driving-cars-bike-lanes-safety-san-francisco



NYPD has a strange response to the murder of a bicyclist

http://gothamist.com/2016/07/04/cops_believe_driver_intentionally_f.php

RIP Matt Von Ohlen

Police are currently looking for the driver of the black Camaro who knocked Von Ohlen off his bike then ran over him, then sped away. If they find him/her, may give him/her a bike safety pamphlet.