phuzzie | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “Burlington Progressives Endorse Carina Driscoll for Mayor

re: lindamathews64's comment:

1) It is a caucus, not a primary.
2) Progressive's are not the only ones to use this legitimate and legal tactic. Just two elections ago Dave Hartnett lost in the Democratic caucus, yet ran (and won) as an Independent.

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Posted by phuzzie on 12/07/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Backpedaling: Burlington Residents Challenge Plans for More Bike Lanes

marianne1 did you fail reading comprehension in school? I never said anything even close to: "we all should bike in the winter because he does".

I said: "Of course [committed motorists] think riding in Winter cannot be done, they've never tried it. "

Dispelling the demonstrably false notion that one cannot bike in Winter is hardly the same as saying everyone should do it, although plenty of people already do with more joining in every year. (_)

Get off your high horse and accept that folks are going to continue getting around lots of different ways. Focusing all our transportation resources on motoring fails the third of Burlingtonians who don't drive.

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Posted by phuzzie on 08/04/2017 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Backpedaling: Burlington Residents Challenge Plans for More Bike Lanes

Why talk only to committed motorists Seven Days??? Of course they think riding in Winter cannot be done, they've never tried it.

Here's a hint, it's actually not hard! Put on some studded tires if you like, dress in layers like whenever you do outdoors activities in the winter and just ride. You'll make plenty of heat once you get going, in fact the rule of thumb is "If you're warm when you step outside you're overdressed."

We can have either on street parking or people on bikes not in the general purpose lanes, but there is not space for both, so decide which one pisses you off less :D

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Posted by phuzzie on 08/02/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “VTrans Deploys Signs Tallying Road Deaths


Posted by phuzzie on 04/10/2016 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Road Wars: Will New Rules Help Cyclists and Motorists Coexist?

I _very much_ dislike Seven Day's characterization here: "The bill requires bikes to stay on the right edge of roads, moving closer to the center only if conditions on shoulders are unsafe because of debris or cracked pavement."

§ 1139 ACTUALLY says "Bicyclists generally shall ride as near to the to the right side of the improved area of the highway right-of-way as is safe [...] (2) May ride to the left or in a left lane when taking reasonably necessary precautions to avoid hazards or road conditions. Examples include objects on the road, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface conditions that may impair the bicyclist’s stability, or safety hazards caused by a narrow road or steep embankment, road geometry, or unfavorable atmospheric conditions.".

Pay particular attention to "as is safe" and also "a narrow road". Seriously. If the roadway is not wide enough to allow safe overtaking in lane when there is oncoming traffic in the other lane (e.g., 4' clearance which implies a 15' lane width) then the cyclist should control the lane to clearly communicate to the overtaking driver that they need to change lanes to safely pass. Otherwise a non-trivial minority of drivers will try to "squeeze by".…

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Posted by phuzzie on 04/06/2016 at 6:46 PM

Re: “Transit Groups Unveil Secure Bike Lockers in Winooski, Burlington

I used these lockers when I live in the San Francisco bay area and they are great. I would ride to the transit center, stash by my bike in 30 seconds without having to strip it and then hop on the bus. There were staple racks as well in case the lockers were full, but I never had a problem getting a space. I'm extremely excited to see them come to Chittenden County!

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Posted by phuzzie on 04/05/2015 at 9:37 PM

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