Peter Flax

Why Is It So Hard to Charge Motorists with Murder?

Jennifer Lloyd was riding next to a friend when the Ford 500 sedan raced past. Lloyd, who estimates the Ford sedan was going 100 miles per hour down a two-lane road without a paved shoulder, turned...

Autonomous Cars Aren’t Ready for Cyclists

On Sunday night, a tragic scenario that many cyclists and tech writers have been wringing their hands over for years played out in Tempe, Arizona, as an autonomous vehicle hit and killed a woman who...

Cyclists Are More Law-Abiding Than Drivers

A new study—commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation and conducted by scientists at the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research—is pretty damn...

A Cyclist Writes His Own Obituary

Let’s get this straight: If something horrible happens to me on a ride, don’t ever say I died doing what I love. I feel no affection about the idea of getting pulverized by a 4,000-pound SUV,...

The Cycling World Loses Steve Tilford, All-Time Great

After we heard the news of Steve Tilford's death Wednesday, we spoke with some of the people who knew him best—friends, teammates, competitors—to paint a picture of a man who built his wonderful life...

The Heartbreaking Creation of a Ghost Bike

The bicycle was black before it was white. It lay on the pavement behind Alan Nakagawa’s house in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. The bike was an English-style cruiser, with fenders and a swept-...

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