Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post

In the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model T. Suddenly there were automobiles all over the place, and by the end of the 1920s, cars (or, more accurately, their drivers) had killed more than 200,000 people.

via Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them. – The Washington Post.

Food bikes join the ranks of food trucks

A new mobile food trend is spreading, and has even caught NPR’s attention: food bikes!

I had a chance to visit Handlebar Coffee in Seattle a few weeks ago. They served up some delicious Aeropress coffee, nice and warm on a cold winter morning.

Have you experienced any food bikes?

Curbside Creamery
(Curbside Creamery, featured in the NPR story. Photo by Jenny Oh of KQED Bay Area Bites)

Winter riding

When the weather gets cold and wet, many people decide to hang up the bicycles for a while and turn to other activities instead. Oulu, Finland, however, is the winter cycling capital of the world, despite the fact that they have eight and a half months of winter every year!

Do you keep riding through all weather? What do you do to stay comfortable and safe when it’s cold, dark, and rainy?