Posts Tagged ‘bicycles’

Gear Prudence: What’s with the Flip-Flopping Bike Lane Figure?

Plus: I flipped off my bike-hating boss. I'm totally fired, right?

Gear Prudence: What Should I Do When People Hit on Me While I Ride?

Street harassment while biking is still street harassment.

Gear Prudence: Can We Talk About Bike Helmets?

Plus: Are earbuds dangerous?

Courtland Milloy Went on a Bike Ride. He Didn’t Learn Much.

Courtland Milloy—twit-tweaking Washington Post metro columnist, knives-out antagonist of local pedalers—went for a bike ride last Friday. And the experience, he writes in a column today, left him with "a tad more sympathy for bikers in general."
How much more sympathy? " this bike-friendly city," Milloy writes, "the driver is always wrong."
Too many local riders, Milloy says, "bike like me. They are [...]

Buy D.C.: Bikes

Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and owner Kelly Collis.
Clean Trousers
The ultimate accessory for biking to work (or maybe a date)? The trouser strap helps keep the urban cyclist’s pants [...]

The Answers Column: How Are Segways Regulated in D.C.?

How are Segways regulated in D.C.?

Segways are not considered motor vehicles in the District; they fall under the category of "personal mobility device." They follow D.C. bicycle laws, which means Segway users aren't required by law to wear a helmet and aren't required to use bike lanes except in the Central Business District (which covers the [...]

Photo: Cigarette Break

7th and H Street, NW.  March 30th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Photo: Boy Riding Bicycle

7th and H Street, NW.  June 30th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Photo: Tire Toss

Yards Park, 3rd and Water St., SE.  June 16th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Bikers: Do You Stop At Red Lights?

At the Atlantic Cities, Nate Berg takes note that in one (unscientific) study, 58 percent of cyclists ran red lights, compared to seven percent of cars. In addition, cyclists only come to a complete stop seven percent of the time (drivers make a full stop 22 percent of the time). It leads him to an [...]

Photos: Tweed Ride 2011

Tweed Ride Gallery.  400 Block I Street, NW.  Nov. 13th.  © 2011 Matt Dunn

Camaro Versus Fixie

One more for the annals of  D.C.'s ongoing car culture versus bike culture conflict.
At 2 a.m. last Friday, cyclist Ian Barry tried to fight back. Standing at 6'1", he was bigger than the guy trying to put him down on the 1800 block of Adams Mill Road NW. But Barry was also looking at [...]

The Needle: Don’t Run Me Over Edition

Insult to Injury: Riding a bike around D.C. often feels like taking your life into your hands. And with good reason; drivers are constantly standing by, ready to run you over at any minute! That's bad enough, but one cyclist who got hit by a taxi last month was also given a traffic ticket for [...]

Photos: Tweed Ride Polaroids

Drunk Bicyclists, Beware: Court Upholds DUI Conviction

Can you ride a bicycle while wasted? Practically, maybe, but legally, no, according to a D.C. Court of Appeals ruling issued today.
Police reportedly found Baker N. Everton yelling on a Petworth sidewalk on January 12, 2007. He was slurring his words and could "hardly stand," according to court papers. Then he went to his bike:
"The officers [...]