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Archive for November 2010

No ridiculous car trips

A friend of the CHBC submitted this short documentary detailing a brilliant bike-advocacy campaign to encourage people to bike rather than drive. How? Clever marketing, surprise gift-giving, and a contest to win a bike! Do you see this happening in Cleveland Heights? It’d be great to get a campaign like this started, but it seems…

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Winter Biking Safety Tips

With potential snowfall looming over the horizon, late November is great time to get your bike, wardrobe, and psyche ready for winter cycling. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on your bike this winter: 1. Be Seen Lights and reflective gear are a must, especially in winter riding when motorists simply don’t expect…

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Cleveland Heights Bicycle Crash Data

Lois Moss from Walk and Roll has been working with the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)  on a bicycle safety initiative. Communities across the greater Cleveland area are candidates to receive funding from ODOT to help educate cyclists to help lower bike/car crashes. Richard Wong, Cleveland Heights’…

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Study: Three Different Types of Cyclists

A Portland, OR engineering firm has found three different types of cyclists in Ashland, Portland, as well as in other US cities. Approximately 0.5 percent of the population can be classified as “strong and fearless,” and will bike on any road conditions. Seven percent represent the “enthused and confident” cyclists who prefer direct, unimpeded, quick…

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