Category Biking

How come there are no pot holes in the Netherlands?

Originally posted on BICYCLE DUTCH:
“How come there are no pot holes in the Netherlands?“ Every time I show Dutch infrastructure to foreign guests that question keeps coming back. And it’s not just people with an interest in road design that notice it. “In the Netherlands I did not see one pot hole in the…

Milestones for 2012

This year has been all over the place for me–some amazing opportunities, the chance to partner with Kathleen Stansell on different projects, my segment on WBCR’s Sex and Politics, and the plays that I’ve created being picked up by a larger audience. On the distaff side, multiple empty chairs at Christmas Time. Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. A brief […]

Ignored crises and new career horizons

I’m starting this with a semi-personal story. A family member opened a bar (actually, co-opened a bar with partners and her SO). And it was a big hit and people were all excited and they designed a marvelous logo. And in a burst of enthusiasm, the folks connected with said bar (including said family member) […]

‘The Best Illegal Bike ride in NYC’– RIP

(I had written this several years ago. Starting in 2006 and every year after, I made this bike ride sometime around November or December. It hadn’t occurred to me until I looked at the calendar that it was time to go–and most of the things I talk about here are gone as a result of […]

Commuters!! To the Bikes!!!(updated)

Day two of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the lack of official talk about the recovery of the New York subway system is getting a bit annoying. You might recall that I reported a few days ago that state and federal authorities had estimated a worst-case scenario would leave the subways and other critical […]