More links for a busy blogger
- In the comments on the wishlist someone mentioned pay-by-mile car insurance. It's already being rolled out "Allstate policyholders get an immediate 10 percent discount for enrolling. Later policy periods use a performance rating, in which driving behavior and total mileage determine the discount." By rewarding drivers for not driving, they're really rewarding them for biking (or walking or taking transit...).
- WABA sends a letter to the judge who will sentence Quizny Fraser in the Stan Miller homicide. "We ask not only that Mr. Fraser be held accountable for his reprehensible disregard for the consequences of his actions, but also that a message be sent to all drivers who will choose whether to drive while impaired or distracted." You can send your own statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NPR's Marketplace covers the NYC bike lane debate. "one survey shows three-quarters of Brooklynites support that bike lane." GGW writes about the Examiner's failed attempt to create a similar controversy here. And those bike lanes got cleared of snow, by hand, before some outerborough roads during the recent blizzard, complains the NY Post. We don't have that problem here.
- Interviews with cyclists about how they stay warm in the winter. Look at the photos to see that cyclists in DC are getting more diverse and "normal" looking. The article itself is here.
- Marginal Revolution writes about mutuality in collisions that supposedly keeps both parties interested in avoiding a crash. I would love to hear thoughts on what happens to that when one party is in a car and the other is not. "The key to social order at the roller rink is this coincidence of interest.I do not intend to promote your interest. I am not necessarily even aware of it. Still, by looking out for myself I am to that extent also looking out for you. My actions promote your interest."
- A teen cyclist recovers from injuries after being struck by a car.
- David Alpert would like to see at-large candidates asked about bicycling.