Category: Cars

Some Mental Health Cartoons

Last week, I went to see my Cycologist. I told him I was depressed about all the climate change induced flooding in Australia. He suggested that humans would develop new ways to adapt. I told him that I was also depressed by the lack of color on winter streets and the fact that everyone in […]

Taking a New Path

West End, Downtown, West Side 24.6 Miles September 1, 2021 [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1oCUq24qJgRZy4T6JhpqWp7VtfZhNM_Ms&ehbc=2E312F&w=640&h=480] When it comes to bike rides for the blog (which I call “Official” rides), regular readers know I do the majority of my biking on St. Paul streets. (The word ‘street’ is in the subtitle of the blog, after all.) I’m not averse […]

Ariel shot of an expansive parking lot containing several hundred cars.

National Links: The True Cost of Cars

New research in Germany shows how expensive cars really are – the lifetime cost of a small car is $689,000 with a public expense of $275,000, say the researchers.

Highway News Roundup, Fall 2021

E-ZPass Electronic Toll Interoperability is Now Here As I’ve written about several times before, there was a 2012 federal mandate to have electronic toll collection be interoperable nationwide by 2016. In practical terms this would mean you’d be able to use your same toll transponder to pay tolls nationwide. That deadline came and went without […]

Hennepin For People – Mass Fun Ride Delivers

Joy.  Pure joy.  Community.  Safety.  Relaxation.  Riding down the middle of Hennepin Ave S, surrounded by 100 of my closest and/or newest friends.  All ages, abilities, and an incredible array of bike types.  We even had the first zero emission E Line bus join us on a bike trailer!  Honestly, I haven’t felt this outside […]