Posts by Paul Schimek

Dooring is Real. So Stop Putting Bike Lanes in the Door Zone

Dooring is Real. So Stop Putting Bike Lanes in the Door Zone

I have been doing some research about bike lanes and on-street parking over the past few years and have found:...

Motorist Overtaking Fatalities in Urban Areas

Motorist Overtaking Fatalities in Urban Areas

The U.S. DOT/NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System now includes a code for bicyclist crash type. The map below has the...

Bicycling is Dangerous–When Drunk Or Negligent Drivers are About

On June 28 2016, a year after causing the death of 18-year-old bicyclist Fritz Philogene (pictured below) in Dorchester, Mass.,...

Death by Harassment

Another bicyclist has tragically and needlessly died in the Boston area. Not because bicycling is dangerous, but because harassment by...

Boston Bicyclist Injury Report

Boston Bicyclist Injury Report

I’ve finally completed a report¬†analyzing almost 1,800 bicyclist crash incidents reported by Boston Police between 2009 and 2012. The City...

Lessons Not Learned

Lessons Not Learned

[Note: This post was originally written in 2013 but never completed until now.] I first came across the tragic story...

The More Things Change

The More Things Change

the American biking community itself split, violently, in the eighteen-nineties, between those who were in favor of dedicated bike paths...

Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States

Bicycle Guidelines and Crash Rates on Cycle Tracks in the United States

Anne Lusk and her collaborators have published a paper in the American Journal of Public Health claiming that “the risk...

Lessons from Tragedies

Lessons from Tragedies

Peter Furth is spreading the misinformation (as has Pete Stidman before him) that I prevented the installation of bike lanes...

Out of The Frying Pan

Out of The Frying Pan

In a recent column, Derrick Z. Jackson of The Boston Globe makes this observation about city cycling: “But for the...