Random thoughts

Pedestrian injuries are the norm, not the exception, on city streets big and small.

The best way to build forgiving streets is to erect buffers, in both space and time, between fast-moving drivers and much more vulnerable bicyclists and pedestrians. http://transalt.org/press/askta/050211.html
Many people are unaware of the stark statistic that a pedestrian hit by a car travelling at 35mph is twice as likely to die as one hit at 30mph, so a small increase in speed really does make a difference.

A child pedestrian hit by a car travelling at 20mph has a 95% chance of survival; at 30mph a 50% chance; and at 40mph a 10% chance.

there's something wrong with a transportation system that keeps kids from making a short walk to school.


by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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