<img width="126" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060131142114929_1.gif" alt="">For many kids today, particularly those living in the suburbs, life can be one long shuttle between school, soccer practice and the mall. A generation of children who grow up dependent on being delivered to their destinations by car is less likely to make sustainable transportation choices later in life. More trips by car not only has a direct impact on air pollution and but can also foster obesity, lung disease and other symptoms of poor health. Kids are the
In place of synthetic rubber fuel, however, the bike uses ordinary roofing tar. To ignite it, Pickens placed a model-rocket motor inside the engine. A button on the handlebar fires the model-rocket motor, which in turn sets off Pickens's larger motor by lighting the roofing-tar fuel.
Pedalcyclist fatalities occurred more frequently in urban areas (66%), at
nonintersection locations (67%), between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
(30%), and during the months of June, July, and August (36%).
In 1994, the average age of pedalcyclists killed in traffic crashes was 28.9; in
2004 the average age of those killed was 38.7, and the average age of those
injured was 28.6.
Pedalcyclists under age 16 accounted for 21 percent of all pedalcyclists killed
and 32 percent of those injured in traffic crashes in 2004. In comparison,
pedalcyclists under age 16 accounted for 37 percent of all those killed in 1994.
<img width="160" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20060119221346196_1.jpg" alt="">Contents of Episode 109
The RWJF active living partnership in Isanti County, Minnesota.
The Cambridge Lutheran Church hosts Faithfully Fit.
Seniors enjoy comradery and devotion along with exercise in Cambridge, MN.
Isanti County organizes walking and bicycling events.
Barriers to walking in the Town of Isanti.
<img width="150" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051225002043445_1.jpg" alt="">Watch the following video to see the type of harassment that cyclist experience all too often. The highlight is an SUV who refuses to give up an inch of road for a cyclist even though there are no oncoming cars. So not only does the SUV pass the cyclists recklessly close the SUV has to blow the horn all the way to demonstrate that roads are for SUVs and bikes should stay in the garage where they belong.
<img width="160" height="120" align="left" src="http://www.baltimorespokes.org/images/articles/20051221231414327_1.jpg" alt="">Contents of Episode 110:
The Rails-to-Trails Conference; Minneapolis, MN
Bicycle engineering at Southern Illinois University; Edwardsville, IL
A bicycle advocate on bicycle education; Salt Lake City, UT
The RWJF active living partnership in Omaha, NE
Producer: John Wetmore