Author Archives: Khal
Momentum Magazine vs. John Allen on Cycling Infrastructure
Rather than retype everything, go here: http://labikes.blogspot.com/2014/02/when-did-momentum-magazine-lose-its.html
I Am Traffic Goes Live
I Am Traffic, a web resource put together by the Cycling Saavy folks, is up and running. This is a product of the group that’s meeting in February in Orlando to create a new, national bicycle education organization. The CyclingSavvy … Continue reading
Beyond Spandex: Where is the traditional cyclist in this movement?
The League of American Bicyclists posted a recent entry titled “Beyond Spandex, Toward Social Justice: Women Redefining the Movement“. Men, who have made up the statistical vanguard of ridership in the past, are relegated to an acronym, MAMIL, i.e., Middle … Continue reading
Is Cycling about to die?
There is some pretty dire prose over at the League web site about saving cycling. While I share the concern with the Federal transportation bill being ludicrously auto-centric and energy-intensive, and I personally worry that the House Republicans are attacking … Continue reading
Why does a bicycle-friendly community need door zone bike lanes?
We recently took our tandem to Durango, CO to escape the thick smoke of the Wallow, AZ wildfire. I like the Durango area and have tossed a bike in the car on our trips there. Durango is a Silver-level bicycle … Continue reading
LAB “Election” Results are in
Interestingly, the three LAB-Reform candidates obtained almost as many signatures (411) as LAB collected votes (560) for its highly restricted “election”. Congratulations to Diane Albert (current President, Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico), at any rate. She signed our petition and … Continue reading
Additional FAQ’s for the League’s Election Process
Some FAQ’s inconveniently left off the League’s list. Disclaimer: these are my comments. The League HQ had nothing to do with them. Were members meaningfully consulted on the expansion of the Board to 15 members, or the change from regional … Continue reading
Bill Hoffman resigns from LAB Board
This is more bad news for the League of American Bicyclists. I’m sorry Bill will resign at the end of his current term and and has withdrawn from the elections. His letter, of which I’ve only snipped some short excerpts … Continue reading