Peter Flax

Peter Flax

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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 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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