Tag Archives: traffic law

Come on, people, we’re not pedestrians….

As usual (whenever I write about bicycle laws), this is for information purposes only, not legal advice, blah blah blah. Pedestrians, it seems, can do no wrong. ¬†They can jaywalk, cross against the red, cut off traffic, stagger drunkenly home … Continue reading

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Tip o’ the Hat, Wag of the Finger*

[*All credit to Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report for creating/popularizing/doing awesome things with this format. I completely did not make this up, but this morning, it’s completely appropriate.]   Tip o’ the hat to the the woman in the … Continue reading

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Woo-hoo! Ice Cream for the Law-Abiding!

This morning, on my way to work, I met a local police officer on his bike, enforcing the stop sign at a busy intersection. I had seen him last week at the same intersection, so it wasn’t much of a … Continue reading

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Speaking of infrastructure…

Sometimes you go out of town for work and return to a pile of issues in your inbox. Sometimes you go out of town for work and return to this: Cars, cyclists, and pedestrians each have their own space, their … Continue reading

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Time for a traffic signal update?

I read a fascinating article in Slate yesterday about how sometimes you just need to move on when words take on a new meaning. You can only keep using the old meaning for so long before you become incomprehensible to … Continue reading

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Ride like a car…

There was an interesting article in the New York Times this weekend; it asked whether bikes are vehicles or pedestrians with wheels. The state of Wisconsin treats bicycles as both, classifying bicycles as vehicles, but giving them some pedestrian privileges. … Continue reading

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