safety & security

guide to using hand signals

How To: Fine Points of Using Hand Signals

Last week’s post, Bring Back Polite: The Case for Hand Signals, reflected on how these courteous, but all-too-rare gestures by bicyclists help improve communication…

The Big Truck Behind You

I recently revisited one of my favorite movies, The Hunt for Red October. Remember the “buckaroo” line? The normally unflappable Soviet Captain Marko Ramius,…

Morpher Folding Helmet

Bike Helmet Flattens for Easy Toting

Conversations with friends about New York City’s wildly popular bike share program often veer in a predictable direction. “Nobody’s wearing helmets!” is a typical…

Sharrow Video Screenshot

How to Ride in a Sharrow

Sharrow. The linguistic mash-up of the words share and arrow, hardly rolls gracefully off the tongue. Nor are the meaning and purpose of this…