Spent a week in San Diego. Met a couple from Virginia, on the trolley route to the beach from downtown where Judith and Angel were staying. A couple days later helped direct a couple in the Navy, who were from Texas, get to the Cowboys vs. Chargers game.

I’m on the Amtrak bus to Bakersfield now with Jerilyn, in California farm country.


Bike Lanes That Aren’t Clear

Regina frequently has a problem with bike lanes that are not kept clear of road debris. Check out any lane and you’ll find potholes, piles of sand, broken glass, or worse. I made the sand-filled Wascana Parkway bike lane my Facebook Page header image.

It’s no secret I like to talk about cycling infrastructure, so obviously several people sent me the video of the strong-man moving a car out of the bikelane so he could get through on his bike.

This was how I learned about Casey’s videos:

Here’s a great letter to a SanFran cop that thinks bikes should stop at all stop signs, instead of yield and observe the Idaho Stop law.

Cities Who Refuse Slanted Stone, Face This

We’ve all seen a place in Regina where if you were in a wheelchair, you’d hit a dead-end. Recently the sidewalk at Wascana Dr. and Broad St. was closed for more than a week to anyone in a wheelchair. There was no temporary ramp set up for accommodation, or sign indicating the curb-cut was demolished and blocked.

A bus shelter at a stop I frequently use in the Winter, is on a raised cement pedestal with no ramp up into it from the sidewalk. The new bus stops I convinced the City to install a year ago, still have no sidewalk to them through the mud, grass, snow, and branches able-bodied riders more easily navigate.

#YQRTweetupX was fun yet again

It was last night at the Artful Dodger on 11th Ave.

Two years ago I ran into Elan at the Cathedral Village Arts Festival and suggested we should hold a mini-tweetup party. To distinguish it from the main event running about every 3 months, we’d add an “X” on the end of the hashtag. Last year there was a Summer tweetup at Flip (which I missed due to recovering from dying), and so the 2nd almost annual YQR (Regina) Tweetup-X was held this year at Artful Dodger.

Developer Ordered To Rebuild The Plains

…Can you imagine?

“Developer ordered to rebuild historic pub after demolishing it without planning permission”

Udhyam Amin was accused of trying to get planning permission ‘by the back door’ after pulling down the Alchemist pub in Battersea

Why Build Bikelanes When There Are Sidewalks?

Cyclists are forced into a grey area of existence. While they are among the “good-guys” of transportation, they are routinely demonized by the media, angry drivers and even pedestrians.
That can be minimized through construction of comprehensive infrastructure that accommodates cycling as a primary form of transportation.