“Swerving bitch threatens to run me over” cycling on Ann St, in Brisbane’s CBD. no bike lanes the whole way.
"It doesn’t matter if you obey the law. It doesn’t matter if you’re the same speed as traffic. It doesn’t matter if you’re not wearing lycra.
Some entitled person is going to think you don’t deserve to be there and will feel so robbed by the fact that you are on the road that he’ll think it’s okay to pull dangerous stunts, threaten to hit you with his car, and still come away feeling like the good guy.”
The main difference between the US and the Netherlands is that cycling is not seen as transportation in the US by the general public. Only very few people use the bicycle to go from A to B for their daily business…
The social pressure to wear a helmet in the US is enormous and it is almost completely absent in the Netherlands…
Traffic makes that cyclists seem to be in a constant “hurry”. Not surprising that cycling this way only appeals to a small group: the younger and fitter adults, mostly male.
share this vid with anyone you know who’s thinking of starting to go by bike in the city, esp. those who say incredulously, you can’t haul a watermelon on a bike! (wtf??! so bikeSD rebutted with a watermelon haul contest.)
Boulder, CO wants to break away from our current, coal-dominated utility—Xcel Energy—to create a local electric utility based on renewable energy. Feasibility studies have shown we could reduce our carbon emissions by over 50% immediately by shifting to cleaner energy. And we wouldn’t have to pay more than we do now, because we could afford a lot more renewable energy if we’re not paying for Xcel’s enormous profit margins. This is an incredible opportunity to create a landmark model for how communities all over the country can take control of their energy future.
Only one thing stands in our way: to stop us, Xcel Energy has helped place a misleading measure on our fall ballot that would kill our local electric utility process dead in its tracks—and they’re probably prepared to spend a lot to win.
watch this! and help out the campaign for local power via indiegogo.