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Updated: 2013-09-20T05:22:10.546-04:00

 



You got a new job? Hadn't heard about that. ...

2009-11-12T15:12:22.174-05:00

You got a new job? Hadn't heard about that.

I ride on the road. But I gotta say that marking on Washington Avenue stating it's the bike section filled me with no comfort AT ALL. I'll ride on the sidewalk only when I'm feeling nervous - Lark St at rush hour, Central Avenue from about Everett westbound. But the pedestrian has the right of way and I ride as though they know I know it (which other sidewalks cyclists give me the "'cuse me" one second before they almost run me over...



Thanks for posting a link to the article I sent yo...

2009-11-11T16:51:39.630-05:00

Thanks for posting a link to the article I sent you covering the debate between "vehicularists" and "facilitators." Glad you enjoyed it enough to post it.

I like the "Don't be that guy" poster you showed.

I have mixed views on this issue (of biking on roads vs. sidewalks). I personally would be too scared to bike on many of the streets in Albany and would prefer dedicated bike paths. But lacking dedicated bike paths, I think it would be safer to bike on the sidewalk as long as the cyclist is careful.

That said if cyclists do ride in the road they really should try to follows all the rules. I thinks it it is safer for everyone that way.



Howdy, neighbor... or should I sa, Hon. Neighbor :...

2009-11-11T16:02:52.364-05:00

Howdy, neighbor... or should I sa, Hon. Neighbor :)

I've bike a few times back and forth to work in the past (I work on Elk and live a few doors down from you. In the last couple of months I've been religiously riding back and forth to work and for nearby errands. I'm ready to jinx myself, but not once have I come accross an inconsiderate driver. I had a crazy person walking down Washington tell me he hates Albany would beat me up if he could catch me, but it's been great. I never thought I'd call Albany drivers "considerate" but my rides have been calm, traffic or not. I hope it continues. I think the plan, and infrastructure improvements that have been made will help advance our cause for choice in transportation and make it safer, more confortable, and more fun, for those people on the fence when it comes to bike communiting. I'm glad to have you on the council and look forward to hearing your ideas on mass, and non-motorized transit!



Welcome back, Ms Qualities of Life...

2009-11-11T10:54:57.292-05:00

Welcome back, Ms Qualities of Life...




2009-11-11T00:00:56.669-05:00

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crows, we want crows. we love crows. thousands a...

2009-11-10T18:45:03.494-05:00

crows, we want crows. we love crows. thousands and thousands of cackling crows.

and they are quieter and cleaner than cars!



Oh, and - welcome back and congrats!

2009-11-10T10:38:34.437-05:00

Oh, and - welcome back and congrats!



the answer is NO! Drivers do not know hand signals...

2009-11-10T10:37:52.383-05:00

the answer is NO! Drivers do not know hand signals - at all - I myself forget them sometimes! Especially kids, I can guarantee none of my cousins learning to drive now know hand signals...