Talking Headways Podcast: The Sidewalk Barrons

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This week, we’re joined by Antonoia Malchik to talk about her book. “A Walking Life.” Malchik talks about the shallow organizing brought to us by social media, the experience of making a pilgrimage on foot, the importance of walking and nature in human well-being, and what a Hollywood Sidewalk might be.

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People who bike are no more likely to disregard traffic laws than people who drive, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use. Photo: Photo: Jim Henderson/Wikimedia Commons

Busting the Myth of the “Scofflaw Cyclist”

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According to a certain perspective that seems to hold sway among local newspaper columnists, bicyclists are reckless daredevils who flout the road rules that everyone else faithfully upholds. But the results of a massive survey published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use point to a different conclusion -- everyone breaks traffic laws, and there's nothing extraordinary about how people behave on bikes.
Graphics courtesy of the author.

Why You Should Never Sit Next to a Breakaway Post

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Editor’s note: A version of this article originally appeared on Strong Towns and the Dear Winnipeg blog and is republished with permission. It is focused on Winnipeg, Canada, but the policies and infrastructure it discusses are relevant to the United States as well.  It seems like every time there’s a news piece about a traffic collision […]