Nani Reddy is teaching bicycle repair classes for the public through the Toronto District School Board. Beginners welcome! The Spring term courses start on 11 April. It is a 9-week course and offers an opportunity for hands-on repair training. Tools are provided and one can work on his/her own bike. Final price includes material fee of $12.00.
I've never seen someone misinterpret a hand pointing in the direction a person wants to go. It's about as basic as you get. Even dogs understand. But my wife and friends started noticing people who have issues with the L-shaped right-turn signal. They know they have to use some kind of kink in their arm and raise it up but just can't seem to get it right. And they use it despite there being a perfectly good alternative.
We can blame this all on our obsession with automobiles. I'll explain.
On Friday November 30th, Bob Chiarelli, The Minster of Transportation, released a Cycling Strategy. You’d be well excused for not hearing about it because other news has rightfully captured the headlines. As an announcement, this strategy document was only newsworthy for being drivel.
In the Netherlands, children have cycle training in school as part of the regular curriculum. Many of them bike to school so need good training in order to be independent. Most adults in the Netherlands know how to ride a bike, though increasingly there is training for adults as well, particularly for those coming from other countries. [Thanks to David Hembrow of A view from the cycle path]
Anyone who works in IT, or who is a traffic engineer, knows of the 80/20 rule of networks. The 80/20 rule is simple, it states that on any given segment of a network, 80% of the traffic is local. The exceptions for this rule are rare.
Collision studies show that 80% of crashes and collisions occur within 5 miles of one's home, that is they occur locally. That is because 80% of our trips, and therefore 80% of our time, is spent within those five miles.
Clever advert for a the a popular box store in Germany.