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quotes

… on a bicycle …

Man on a bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. – Ivan Illich, Energy and Equity

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bikeability transportation

Parkway trail management

Part three of posts on the parkway trail; part 2 Parkway trail flood signing; part 1 Parkway trail low points. This is it for now. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail through the American River Parkway is a major commuting route for bicyclists from the suburbs to downtown, with some reverse commuting as well. It is also a recreational trail, getting […]

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bikeability

green wave

A “green wave” is a traffic signal sequence set so that vehicles will encounter green lights for some distance, so long as they are traveling at the selected speed. A green wave can also be set for bicycle speeds, though it very rarely has been, and never in Sacramento. To some degree, all signals are […]

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news

Book of Dreams adaptive bicycles

Two of the three lead projects in the Sacramento Bee’s Book of Dreams holiday effort are adaptive bicycles: Special bicycle for teen would be therapeutic New set of wheels would provide Abby more mobility I’ve already made a donation to both, and I’d recommend that every bicyclist donate. Adaptive bikes are expensive because they have […]

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news

News summary 2012-05-21

The Streetsblog family of blogs (NYC, LA, SF, and Capitol Hill) has Daily News posts, and for the NYC, The Weekly Carnage. I find these useful for picking up interesting information I’d otherwise miss. Though I probably only average one click per list, it is still useful. Maybe this would be useful for Sacramento. Please […]

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RT Light Rail

Bikes on RT Light Rail

Bikes and light rail are a natural complement to each other. Light rail covers the longer distances quickly, while bikes get you from your origin and to your destination, directly or via connecting bus service. I’ll post about buses later. Bikes can be taken on all Sacramento RT Light Rail trains, without time restrictions. However, […]