Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.

September 14, 2012
by julie
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Infrastructure As “Human Rights?”

Yesterday, at the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Conference in Long Beach, the closing session was presented by a militant anti-car crusader, Mark Gorton. He was the founder/funder of the Streetsblog Network. Such speaker selection is pretty common — conferences of this … Continue reading

March 21, 2012
by julie
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Women on Bikes: Seriously?

As part of this year’s National Bike Summit, there was an afternoon Women’s Cycling Forum. The promotional description was quasi-promising: Women still cycle at much lower rates than men in the United States — making up just 24 percent of … Continue reading

August 15, 2011
by julie
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Advocacy, the Gas Tax & Depression

I’ve been a little lax with updates recently. Part of it’s been being busy. Part of it is being depressed a little about the state of things. I’ve discussed the current situation with the Transportation Bill previously. In an issue … Continue reading

April 6, 2011
by julie
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Draft Federal Budget Slashes Transportation, Slams ‘Bike Trails’

Based on recent rhetoric, the draft budget released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) shouldn’t surprise transportation advocates. Streetsblog DC takes a deep dive into the proposal and discovers quite a lot to dislike if you believe in … Continue reading