Thursday, May 15, 2014

from NPR: "Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling"


The recent attention-getting of actor Alec Baldwin, who was handcuffed by police Tuesday after he allegedly rode his
bike the wrong way on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and argued with officers who tried to ticket him, has inspired
journalist Marc Silver to write a piece about "bicycle-ese".
  
            "More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike
            etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car."

   Follow this link to read the article:   http://www.npr.org/tags/139578326/bicycles
 
Of local interest, Marc Silver had previously written about the origins of Pi Day.


            "Even if you hate math, you'll love Pi Day. Why? Because there's pie." 

PBAC puzzler:   During one part of its migration, a salmon swims upstream at 6 mph. The current flows downstream
                         at 3 mph at an angle of 7°. Where is the Grand Cascapedia River ?     Answer due:  March 14, 2015.



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