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Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Opinion: Large SUVs And Pickups Are a Safety Hazard in Cities

The large SUVs and obnoxiously-sized pickup trucks that are clogging our streets…I cringe at them. Any time I see one, not only do I cringe, but I am reminded that the car manufacturers are getting away with murder. Literally. Federal regulators (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) have known since 2015 that these larger SUVs and […]

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Open Streets Columbus: Installment One – Rich Street

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Open Streets Columbus: Installment One – Rich Street

Streets used to be gathering places. They used to be places where both adults and kids would congregate. The adults would socialize and the kids would play. Now, playgrounds are built far away from streets and usually protected by some sort of fencing or barrier. Meanwhile, pedestrians have been herded up to signalized intersections in […]

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Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit Wants to Close the Gender Gap

Jess Mathews Jess Mathews Ohio Women’s Bicycling Summit Wants to Close the Gender Gap

It’s no secret that American women are less likely than American men to ride bikes in cities. Certain reports put one woman on a bike for every four men in America. In European counties like Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark, the split is around fifty-fifty. How does America decrease the gender gap? This is an on-going constant debate. […]

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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!

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