Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Le Idaho Stop

France gets all reasonable about bicycles and red lights.

The newly relaxed rules of the road for cyclists is now being tested across 15 intersections in Paris, though with it bike-commuters aren’t given full liberty to blow through crossing points unreasonably. Law will continue to require that cyclists yield to pedestrians and opposing traffic, though that’s quite likely consistant with the standards of etiquette and personal safety most cyclists abide to anyways.

via France Grants Cyclists the Right to Run Red Lights : TreeHugger.

Maybe now American advocacy groups will get behind the idea. They haven’t in the past. But they seem to love anything remotely Euro-flavored, so it wouldn’t surprise me if this caused a noticeable uptick in Idaho Stop-related chatter around here.



Spraying fracking waste on roads

There is some poetic justice there.

According to the agency’s website, state regulations give the DEC “jurisdiction over waste material which is to be beneficially used.”

The spreading of gas brine in Pittsfield by a firm called Al-Kleen Inc. of Earleville was permitted by the DEC in 2010, according to state records.

via Area official questions use of brine on roads » Local News » The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY – otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports.



“Green cars” are not green, and look ridiculous
February 10, 2012, 02:21
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The whole concept of a “green car” is absurd. No matter how you slice it, the personal auto is a wildly extravagant use of energy, not to mention space.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/autos/1202/gallery.aceee-greenest-cars/index.html