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The world is full of screw-ups, but only some are truly dangerous

By On March 4, 2017

In the past few weeks, I’ve witnessed an alarming number of people flagrantly ignoring the rules of the road. I watched a person in a sedan run a red light at Horsetooth… Read More

Taking the lane may feel uncomfortable, but it's often the safest way to travel in certain areas.
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Taking the Lane at an Intersection

By On December 12, 2016

I’ve written a couple of articles so far about “taking the lane.” I’ve looked at the importance of taking the lane on a skinny bridge where there is quite literally not enough… Read More

Autumn leaves around Sheldon Lake in Fort Collins, CO.
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Beware the Autumn Gotchas

By On October 24, 2016

The autumn leaves have been absolutely gorgeous this year. But once they make their way from tree to ground, they can become insidious little beasts that at best, add a little adventure… Read More

Grate at the post office
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Danger, Will Robinson!

By On September 30, 2016

In the mid-to-late 1960s there was a show called Lost in Space that always ended with a cliffhanger. More often than not, that cliffhanger was emphasized by a protective robot shouting out… Read More

Parents picking up or dropping off kids for school, an event, or a summer program often use the bike lane as a loading zone.
Bike lane? or not?

Avoid the Door Zone

By On September 18, 2016

You’re pedaling down the street and notice that someone has parked in the bike lane ahead of you. What do you do? Signal that you’re going to get left, when it’s clear… Read More

Why I Am Traffic
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Take the Lane Like a Boss

By On August 1, 2016

To “take the lane” means riding right smack in the middle of a travel lane in a single file line with cars. It can seem pretty scary, but there are times when… Read More

Safe Routes to School in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Safe Routes to School: Behind the Scenes

By On April 4, 2016

Safe Routes to School is a national movement that began at the Federal level in 2006 “to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to… Read More

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Helmets: 3 crazy cool new options

By On January 22, 2016

On Monday I took a first pass at the question, should the use of bicycle helmets be legislated? Today, I thought it might be fun to look past the legal question and take a… Read More

Riders - some wearing bicycle helmets, some not.
Bicycle Culture

Helmets: Should they be required or not? Discuss.

By On January 18, 2016

Mandating the use of bicycle helmets has become a big topic of discussion in the past few years. It popped up most recently when California state Senator Carol Liu introduced a bill to make… Read More

Fort Collins Roundabouts

How to Travel Through a Roundabout

By On December 11, 2015

The southeast end of town has had roundabouts for awhile now, and all of them tend to be on fairly calm streets. But the north side is starting to get several new… Read More