This week I was at the Purdue University Engineering Career Fair.
I'm not very observant, the first thing I noticed was that the bike riders at Purdue...
1) Don't wear helmets
2) Ride on the sidewalk
I am willing to forgive #1, especially since they are generally riding very slowly on mountain bikes with underinflated tires, and typically this is apparently done on a pretty decent network of separated bike lanes. Something I noted after my confusion that the shorts and tevas clad cyclists were weaving through the suit clad interviewees on the sidewalk.
Then I saw why they were riding on this particular sidewalk...
Public safety and the bike commute
1 day ago