Driving

Cars vs. Bikes vs. Pedestrians

The New Yorker: We’ve all been there. You’re walking down the sidewalk, minding your own business, when, hurtling toward you, threatening public peace, safety, and sanity, is that horror of all horrors: a bicyclist. Bicycling on the sidewalk is illegal in New York—not to mention dangerous!—and your sense of righteous More

A Simple Solution for Distracted Driving

The Wall Street Journal: Someday soon, cars may drive themselves, and perhaps we will be better off for it. Until then, driving remains a human task, subject to fundamental limits on our ability to pay attention. The National Safety Council estimates that in 2013 alone, 1.1 million crashes involved using a More

Why do drivers hate cyclists?

CBC: On last week’s program, we had a conversation about a proposal to license cyclists in Vancouver. That unleashed a torrent of feedback – more than we’ve ever had on a single item, and much of it hostile to cyclists. This week, we asked psychologist Ian Walker why drivers get More