Tag Archives: cyclingsavvy

1-mile Solution in the News

Here’s a short Q & A published in a group of local papers about the 1-Mile Solution. I keep thinking this kind of encouragement might actually help a few people follow the path I discovered. That path was remarkably smooth to follow. I did not arrive in Springfield nine years ago already hip to the […]

On The Showing Of Photos

What does it mean to show a photograph of a poorly-designed bicycle lane? Recent chatter from the lane-painting wing of bicycle-advocacy-land has taken the publishing of such images to task for the oft-imagined sin of over-generalizing about all bicycle infrastructure. For a good example of this, just read my post from yesterday. Let’s re-visit a […]

More Stories We Tell About Bicycling

Here is the response (click for large image): And here is the video: Savvy Cyclist — Bill Edmonds from Keri Caffrey on Vimeo. Yep. We’re a bunch of nefarious traffic cyclists out to stop progress for everyone. Because, yeah, no one would ever mislead you about bicycle infrastructure. Right? Something New On Cherry from acline […]

Culture, Daydreams, and Hypothesis

I drove my bicycle to the grocery this morning. That is a very odd statement. The statement is odd because I’m admitting doing something out of the cultural norm in the United States. It is also odd because I am deliberately appropriating language used and understood by motorists to refer to what they do with […]

I Am Traffic: Wrap-Up

The fine group of people pictured here will begin the work of creating a governing structure for the tentatively-titled bicycle education organization I Am Traffic. Once that work is done, we will form a governing body typical for any non-profit organization, including the usual slate of officers and a Board of Directors. I was greatly […]

I Am Traffic: The Beginning

8:50 a.m.: We are 10 minutes away from the beginning or the creation of a new national bicycle education program. I’m in Orlando for the I Am Traffic bicycle education colloquium. I’ll be posting updates on this post through the weekend. 10:00 a.m.: Keri Caffrey’s opening remarks entitled Achieving A Vision. 10:05 a.m.: Dan Gutierrez […]

I Am Traffic (and so are you)

I’ll be attending the I Am Traffic conference in Orlando, February 23-24. The purpose of the conference, among other things, is to launch a new national bicycle education organization. I’ll be one of the founding members and a contributor to its web site (details to come). From the I Am Traffic page on Facebook: Mission […]

Where Should Moms Ride?

An MBA student posted the following image on the Cyclists Are Drivers! group on Facebook. It’s part of a group project, and she wanted feedback and advice. I offered this comment, which I’m not sure is very helpful at all: I like the fact you’re targeting Moms. But please realize that by suggesting they ride […]

That Pesky 4 Percent

In the classroom portion of CyclingSavvy we present a nifty interactive pie chart demonstrating that a bicyclist who knows how traffic works and follows the rules can mitigate 96 percent of the most common types of crashes. That leaves a 4-percent slice of the pie called “other.” I had a close encounter with “other” this […]

First CyclingSavvy Class Debriefing

The first CyclingSavvy class in Springfield was a success. I define success this way: We had students! We had five! Two were members of my family. One other was known to me. And two signed up after having seen the announcement on Facebook. It’s tough to fill bicycling classes for a number of reasons. So I’m good […]

A Springfield First

Tom Vanderbilt — author of a book everyone should read — wrote about the diverging diamond intersection in his column for Slate. The first one in the U.S. was built right here in Springfield. I’ll be taking my CyclingSavvy class through that intersection tomorrow Technorati Tags: bicycle education, cycling, cyclingsavvy, traffic design

CyclingSavvy in Springfield

CyclingSavvy Course for Ladies — Springfield, MO 30 September – 1 October Empowerment for Confidence in Traffic Instructors: Karen Karabell, CSI, St. Louis Andy Cline, CSI, Springfield CyclingSavvy weekend course includes all three sessions: Truth & Techniques of Traffic Cycling – Friday 9/30 6-9PM Train Your Bike and Tour of Springfield – Saturday 10/1 8AM-4PM […]

My Sadness

It is a sad thing. Just take a look at this picture. That’s the bicycle rack outside Pummil Hall on the MSU campus. I took this picture about 20 minutes ago. Nearly every rack on campus — and we have a bunch of them — looks exactly like this. The roads and (unfortunately) the sidewalks […]

Silly Season II: The Children Return!

OK, yeah, I can be a bit insufferable about the whole students-ride-like-children thing. It’s especially insulting because they are not children. I’ve always been the kind of professor who refuses to refer to them as “kids” because, well, they are adults. So I guess that’s the crux of the problem for me. They are adults. I want […]

Carbon Trace Update

I’ve returned from vacation. Here’s what’s happening: School starts next week. I’ll be very busy with the start of the new semester for the next three weeks. Further, I have an essay due for the American Political Science Association conference at the end of this month (details here). So blogging here may be a bit […]