Evidently, life is cheap in Santa Maria.
Or maybe just when you’re the son of a former Lt. Governor.
The 16-year old son of Abel Maldonado, who was diving the truck that killed popular randonneur Matthew O’Neill, gets off with a mild caress on the wrist in the form of restitution, community service and losing his license for a whole nine months.
Make that just 100 hours of community service.
O’Neill, on the other hand, received the death penalty for the crime of riding a bike. And the $75,000 in court ordered restitution isn’t going to bring him back, or fill the gaping holes in the hearts and lives of his family, friends and fiancé.
If this is justice, I don’t want to see the alternative.
Parenthood star Erika Christensen is engaged to be married to cyclist Cole Maness; they reportedly met at a bike event.
Streetsblog offers a busy week of livable streets events.
A new petition calls for a stop to plans for a bike and pedestrian toll on the Golden Gate bridge.
CSU Bakersfield invites students to try out the new campus bike rental program for free in January.
Do we really need to explain that the new three-foot passing law does not require cyclists to stay three feet from cars? Evidently, yes, we do.
Smart idea, as Sugoi makes highly reflective new bike jackets by weaving glass beads into the fabric.
Smart bikes are nothing new. Take this one from 1992, for instance.
The seemingly interminable debate over whether bike lanes gentrify neighborhoods goes on, as if no one ever rides bikes in lower income areas.
I somehow missed this last month, as bike lawyer Bob Mionske offers advice on how to deal with overly aggressive drivers. I’ve learned the hard way to simply pull aside and let jerks pass; taking a photo of an angry driver will also often help diffuse a confrontation.
Honolulu is getting its first protected bike lane; surprisingly, the city has the nation’s ninth highest rate of bike commuting.
Drivers ignore new buffered bike lanes in Louisville KY. So naturally, the local TV station blames scofflaw cyclists.
Men’s Journal says the lesson to be learned from Bono’s broken arm is that parks and other mixed-use urban spaces — like the Santa Monica/Venice bike path — are among the most dangerous places to ride.
Cycling Weekly offers up five classic Brit bike videos from the British Pathé newsreel archives.
A British road safety week campaign falls flat amid accusations of victim blaming.
Lesson #1: Don’t try to steal a bike from an Irish cyclocross rider.
Delivering HIV medications by bicycle in Cape Town.
Actually, that new Aussie 3D printed titanium bike isn’t; only the lugs are.
Caught on video: A Toronto man smashes the window of a local bike shop with his head for no apparent reason, then simply walks away. When you’re riding a bike with a live python in your backpack, it’s only polite to tell the cop who stops you before he searches it.
And when you’re carrying a crack pipe, two drug needles and a pill box in your pocket, it’s probably not the best idea to block access to an ATM while riding a bike in your bra.
Especially if you’re a man.