Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

Bike-ped crashes in perspective
November 28, 2011, 04:21
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Tom Vanderbilt

Litigation is a lousy substitute for looking both ways
November 19, 2011, 21:48
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Excerpt from NY Post, Nov. 18, 2011.

Yet another pedestrian wakes up from a coma and sues everybody. Litigation is a necessary tool, and it is sabotaged a little bit for everybody who might really need it each time an errant pedestrian walks in front of a bicyclist, gets knocked into a coma, then sues everybody.

Bicyclists, watch for pedestrians, as they have a very hard time watching for you.


Hybrids are heavy, safer for occupants
November 18, 2011, 21:50
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Hybrids are heavy, so they’re safer for those inside of them. The people in the other car, or on the bike, or sidewalk, on the other hand, get bludgeoned harder. It’s a zero sum game.

click for pdf — Insurance Institute for Highway Safety