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Jul 18

Celebrities who don’t know how to drive!


When it comes to celebrities and cars, we usually hear about the ones who do drive - just not well. But some stars never make headlines for driving mishaps mostly because they stay out of the driver’s seat. Celebritytoob.com rounded up 10 celebrities who don’t know how to drive or learned late in life.

via SFGate

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courier mondays…
Jul 14

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Jul 11

Photos of a traffic jam stuck in the woods for 70 years

Around the town of Chatillon, Belgium, the end of World War II left a few creepy hallmarks of the armistice in the form of long lines of cars left abandoned by the hundreds in the woods. While one theory goes that the cars belonged to Americans who left them in a hurry on their way off the continent, Bored Panda points out that no one really knows for sure. While there were initially four giant pileups with over 500 cars, only one remains rotting in the woods, a monument to the inexorable creep of entropy.


From Project for Public Spaces.
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Jul 8

From Project for Public Spaces.

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That’s what makes bikes so frightening: we prefer the devil we know, even when it’s infinitely more bloodthirsty than the one we don’t.
The problem with this belief, though, is that the smoothly-running system that bikes are disrupting already kills over 30,000 people per year. On the same day that Suchi Hui was struck by a cyclist in San Francisco, resulting in one of the only bike-on-ped deaths of 2012, around 82 Americans died in car crashes. Going by averages, roughly that many more died in car crashes the day before as well, and the day after, and every other day of the year.
We’ve been conditioned since infancy to ignore most of these fatalities, along with the behaviors that cause them. If you’re a typical American, your first experience of speeding was while strapped into a car seat, and you rode past half a dozen fatal accident scenes before speaking your first complete sentence. A lifetime of exposure has convinced us to normalize, dismiss or ignore most traffic violations, to the point where we routinely exceed the speed limit despite the knowledge that speeding causes more than 30% of all traffic fatalities.
Jul 8

That’s what makes bikes so frightening: we prefer the devil we know, even when it’s infinitely more bloodthirsty than the one we don’t.

The problem with this belief, though, is that the smoothly-running system that bikes are disrupting already kills over 30,000 people per year. On the same day that Suchi Hui was struck by a cyclist in San Francisco, resulting in one of the only bike-on-ped deaths of 2012, around 82 Americans died in car crashes. Going by averages, roughly that many more died in car crashes the day before as well, and the day after, and every other day of the year.

We’ve been conditioned since infancy to ignore most of these fatalities, along with the behaviors that cause them. If you’re a typical American, your first experience of speeding was while strapped into a car seat, and you rode past half a dozen fatal accident scenes before speaking your first complete sentence. A lifetime of exposure has convinced us to normalize, dismiss or ignore most traffic violations, to the point where we routinely exceed the speed limit despite the knowledge that speeding causes more than 30% of all traffic fatalities.

Jul 4

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fixiebuzz:

Infographic from Edenred looking at the benefits of cycling to work.
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Jul 4

fixiebuzz:

Infographic from Edenred looking at the benefits of cycling to work.

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Just pass on gas. 
Jul 2

Just pass on gas. 

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Jul 2

Source Unknown… <3

Jul 1

(Source: bicycleart)

How Cars Constrain Freedom
"There is an old cliche that says “freedom isn’t free”.  The same logic can be applied to much of the freedom that cars provide.  Yes, cars provide real, tangible benefits to those of us (myself included) that use them, but these benefits also come with real, tangible (and intangible) costs to individuals and to society as a whole. 
As a culture, we have greatly overemphasized the benefits and drastically downplayed the costs.  
So, what are the costs?&#8221;  &#8230;
Via: Jason Segedy &amp; Streetsblog 
Jun 25

How Cars Constrain Freedom

"There is an old cliche that says “freedom isn’t free”.  The same logic can be applied to much of the freedom that cars provide.  Yes, cars provide real, tangible benefits to those of us (myself included) that use them, but these benefits also come with real, tangible (and intangible) costs to individuals and to society as a whole. 

As a culture, we have greatly overemphasized the benefits and drastically downplayed the costs.  

So, what are the costs?”  …


Via: Jason Segedy & Streetsblog 

Every Day. 
Jun 25

Every Day. 

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Jun 24

Ari’s Bike

This profile film follows US Army Veteran, Ari Sonnenberg throughout the streets of Portland, OR as he describes his 15 years in combat, his transition into civilian life and his struggle with the Veterans Affairs system. Throughout everything in Ari’s life, cycling has been a constant source of therapy and joy.

To view the entire story, please visit: julietzulu.us/journal/2014/6/aris-bike