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Social Change through Bicycles and Healthy Organizations
The publication of my memoir, Bike Hunt , gave me the opportunity
to present at various venues and through various media about the power of
bicycles for improving our world. Even though, or perhaps because Bike Hunt covers my struggle toward that
goal, the ...
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Social Change through Bicycles and Healthy Organizations
The publication of my memoir, Bike Hunt , gave me the opportunity
to present at various venues and through various media about the power of
bicycles for improving our world. Even though, or perhaps because Bike Hunt covers my struggle toward that
goal, the ...
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The Damage Done by America’s Bike Helmet Fixation
I’ve worked with bicycle advocates all around the
world who are pushing back against rampant bike helmet promotions, most of
which lead to threats for mandatory helmet laws. This blog touches on many of
these cases with articles
labelled Fraud & Deception ....
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Malta Repealed Bike Helmet Law as Incentive for More Bicycling
Just two days ago, the transport ministry of Malta
announced their repeal of their mandatory bicycle helmet law as part of a
package of incentives to increase bicycling. This is fantastic news, not only
because it adds Malta to the growing list of places re...
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Human Progress is Neither Automatic nor Inevitable, MLK
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, my favorite holiday
because the man it honors would expect us to work for good on his day rather
than take an actual holiday. I like to start this day by flipping through a
huge volume of his writings, stopping to read ...
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Human Progress is Neither Automatic nor Inevitable, MLK
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, my favorite holiday
because the man it honors would expect us to work for good on his day rather
than take an actual holiday. I like to start this day by flipping through a
huge volume of his writings, stopping to read ...
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Bike Hunt Stories Show the Power of Bicycles and the Struggles of Nonprofits
Over the past few months, I’ve been posting excerpts from my
recently published memoir, Bike Hunt , to our Defying Poverty with
Bicycles blog because each story shows how this simple machine can change a
person’s life. From the bright-pink girl’s BMX bike i...
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Bike Hunt Stories Show the Power of Bicycles - Story 9: Silver
For the
last in this series of excerpts from my recently published memoir, Bike Hunt , I’ve chosen the story of Silver’s
giveaway. He was an all-chrome adult-size stunt BMX bike I’d found at a pawn
shop in San Antonio, Texas. His giveaway was one of the mos...
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Sweden Is Moving Beyond Vision Zero and Helmets
I’ve never liked the concept of Vision Zero. This
program, started in Sweden twenty years ago with the goal of preventing all
deaths in traffic, seemed to me to set the stage for heavy handed safety
initiatives. I could just hear the shouts justifying unjus...
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Bike Hunt Stories Show the Power of Bicycles - Story 8: Penelope
Here in
the United States, we’re enjoying a relaxed week as we prepare for Thanksgiving.
Food is central to Thanksgiving. But we also must remember the reason for this
holiday embedded in its name – appreciation. That’s why, for the next in this
series of e...
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