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A nice place to point people who are unaware of how harmful the use of the incorrect word is.
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Richard Masoner
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Dashcam footage can be used against you

City of Orange CA police seize cars from fast car enthusiasts, find GoPro footage of a bike crash that police initially blamed on the cyclist based solely on the driver's testimony. Turns out the driver was driving way too fast while the cyclist was riding lawfully.
This is kind of incredible. It all began last December when 22-year-old David Collin Berry of Huntington Beach, CA was just driving along in his Mustang GT 5.0 when he collided with cyclist Alan Le...
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+Gregory P. Smith on a motorcycle for sure. Most cyclists wearing helmet cams are wearing them for their own safety, not to show off breaking the law.
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William Robison
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(regard from my public post)

"But car-centric suburban neighborhoods with multilevel homes and scarce sidewalks are a poor match for people who can’t climb stairs or drive a car."

There is the rub. Us boomers are probably the most resistant to the concept of "Complete Streets."

How ever I recently read that AARP (with represents the interests of us old and feeble farts) has come out in support of Complete Streets. Now it they can start using their publications to educate their members we could see some real change. 
Is suburbia ready for retiring baby boomers? - William Robison - Google+
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AARP has definitely been an ally in my neck of the woods fighting for safer streets that work for everyone.
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William Robison
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I know stuff like bike lights drive some advocates nuts. Simple truth is where that have been installed thoughtfully they have made the road safer for all users.

 
Progress is progress weather it comes slow of fast. 
City leaders on Thursday officially unveiled L.A.’s first bike-specific traffic signals as well as a stretch of protected bike lanes along Los Angeles Street between Alameda and First Street.
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Dennis Beaman

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Good morning/Afternoon/Evening. I wanted to share this community, to those here interested in places that are designed as permanently automobile free. I welcome your feedback.


Moderators, if this is a violation, I apologize in advance.
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+Dennis Beaman You're fine, Dennis -- this is absolutely relevant.
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Adam Hortop

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Doctors prescribe bicycle riding for patients wheel being.
<p>BEMIDJI—Bemidji area doctors are prescribing two wheels for patient health as part of Nice Ride's "Wheel Being" program.</p><p>This spring marks the third season of Nice Ride Bemidji and the second season of Wheel Being, a program that provides patients with a free Nice Ride bicycle, prescr...
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Adam Hortop

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Flexi-posts on Laurier bridge bike lane eastbound are back in place. Thanks to @ottawacity crews for the quick work. Embedded image. 7:34 PM - 8 Jun 2016. 22 Retweets48 Likes. Reply to @MathieuFleury. Replies. BikeView.CA · 17h17 hours ago. BikeView.CA @bikeviewca ...
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Adam Hortop

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New posts just installed on Laurier eastbound to protect bike lane have been torn out, left on sidewalk #ottnews · Embedded image. 3:33 PM - 8 Jun 2016. 25 Retweets6 Likes. Reply to @mpearson78. Replies. Daniel Munro · 22h22 hours ago. Daniel Munro @dk_munro. @mpearson78 Any idea by whom?
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Think about bike safety from the rider's perspective.
http://buff.ly/1UDqh2L #BikeSafety #CyclingSafety
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William Robison
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The 85% rule is out dated and needs to be repealed. We have much more efficient ways to combat speed traps today.

The 85% rule allows the worse 15% of drivers to set the speed limits on streets, and results in a lose of safety in our communities.

#VisionZero #ColisionsAreNoAccident

Check out @Bike_LA's Tweet: https://twitter.com/Bike_LA/status/748192788269850624?s=09
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William Robison
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"We're going to build a transit system in the San Fernando Valley for the next century and beyond - north to south, east to west. Plus paths for bicycles," Krekorian said. "Let's make this happen in November."

If done correctly the San Fernando Valley could become like Amsterdam or Copenhagen (with 100° temperatures). Big Kudos to Bob Hertzberg for pushing for CSUN to be included in the plan.

I personally believe that multimodal is absolutely essential to getting more people to ride bikes in a city as large as Los Angeles. Even if your talking about the Valley portion of Los Angeles.

As a side note, the Orange Line busway that was referred to, is on the right-of-way of the old Pacific Electric Red Line trolleys. Glad they plan to convert it back to light rail/tram/trolley. 
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Is road humor the best way to encourage driver safety? http://buff.ly/1UUv5OC #DriverSafety #RoadHumor
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Bob Caston

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It's time more cities designated bicycle transportation engineers as advocates for bicyclists.....
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Is it time, yes. The first step is seeing that mayor's and governor's appointment cycling advocates as the chief of the transport department/agency. This person sets the tone and also influences staffing and budgeting goals. 
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William Robison
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Does anyone know the status of "Stop Sign as Yield" legislative in California?
 
I had quite the experience out on a group ride the other day, check it out. Comment what you think below and keep Cycling Strong! #cycling   #cyclingstrong   #copvideo   #cop  
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+Ian Emmons I've also had run ins with a couple of downtown officers -- they're not traffic enforcement, and they don't enforce vehicle code, but they sure see fit to harass cyclists and pedestrians for our own "safety."
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William Robison
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LA is getting its second protected bike lane. The first is in my City Council District, on Reseda Blvd, near the CSUN campus.

Check out @bikethevote's Tweet: https://twitter.com/bikethevote/status/743546144517558272?s=09
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Related tweet Check out @josehuizar's Tweet: https://twitter.com/josehuizar/status/743547096213557248?s=09
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William Robison
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None of New York City's 14 cyclist deaths in 2015 occurred in the city bike zone. There really is safety in numbers, well along with a commitment to #VisionZero
 
Not really scary. 
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Amsterdam really gets it right. Trams have highest priority, followed by Pedestrians, then cyclists, with autos lowest priority.

They also have implied liability for drivers of automobiles. That alone would make a huge difference. 
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When should people call 9-1-1 to report an erratic driver, such as the one who killed 5 bicyclists and seriously injured 4 other bicyclists in Kalamazoo, Michigan, yesterday? Immediately, says the +Michigan State Police.
When motorists report erratic driving to 9-1-1, lives can potentially be saved. Learn about how to report erratic drivers and bicycle safety, here.
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+William Robison Will keep you posted as more details are learned and reported. Such a horrific - and totally avoidable - tragedy.
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William Robison
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I love seeing public officials riding in public events. Even if it's only a symbolic gesture.

Check out @AndrewSaidLA's Tweet: https://twitter.com/AndrewSaidLA/status/740245578664185856?s=09
And now for some good news: @CityAttorneyLA @Mike_Feuer will be riding his bicycle @CicLAvia Iconic Wilshire Bl 8/14. Embedded image. 11:14 AM - 7 Jun 2016 from Los Angeles, CA. 6 Retweets11 Likes. Reply to @AndrewSaidLA. Replies. LA City Attorney. 4h4 hours ago ...
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+Barrett Scott yes it is. Still it is important in a country where obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle are the norm.
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