Tag Archives: Bicycling

The hazards of left lane driving

A couple weekend’s ago, I sat in on a Saturday traffic school class at Cabrillo College. It was taught by George Klein, a retired California Highway Patrol Officer. Klein not only offered his insights on the laws governing the roadways, … Continue reading

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Isn’t bicycling in the opposite direction of traffic illegal?, reader asks

Dear Street Smarts,      Q: How can there be a bike lane on a one way street going against traffic? I thought bikes had to follow the same laws as cars.      Tim      A: That’s true. In general, it … Continue reading

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More venting about road peeves from readers

     Every once in awhile, people need someone to vent to – someone who’ll just listen. I asked readers to tell me their road-related peeves. Boy, did I get an earful. Below is a snippet of some reader rants received … Continue reading

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Bicycles dust cars in sixth annual ‘Commuter Race’

Bike to Work hosted its sixth annual Commuter Race Tuesday. During which, I and my borrowed hybrid bicycle competed against a Toyota Prius hybrid, a Zenn all electric car, a regular bicycle and a tandem bike duo. All the bikes … Continue reading

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Dust off the old bicycle; it’s Bike Week

This week is Bike Week. To celebrate the 22nd annual event, Bike to Work is holding a plethora of events. In case you haven’t seen the posters and brochures plastered all over town, here’s a quick rundown of the events … Continue reading

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