The story of the Worcester Turnpike, how it became a segment of Massachusetts Route 9, and what that story means for bicyclists.
About John Allen
Hi -- I am CyclingSavvy instructor John Allen.
I teach so that other people can experience the freedom which I know as a cyclist. I can show you how to do this in safety and with confidence, through the Bicycling Street Smarts booklet or in a CyclingSavvy course.
Entries by John Allen
In this step-by-step video, watch an adult beginner who never learned to ride as a child start, balance, steer, and turn her bicycle.
What’s a motorist do when a bicyclist is ahead in a no-passing zone? Cross the double yellow line to pass? Or wait patiently for who knows how long?
Savvy cycling strategies – traffic-signal timing, lane choice, etc. – get a cyclist safely through a highway interchange on Massachusetts Route 9.
How would you ride a bicycle through the huge highway interchange that I plan to ride next week?
A city bus has stopped at a bus stop. Here’s how a bicyclist can pass the bus safely, by communicating with other road users, and allowing enough space.
How to start and stop easily and smoothly on a bicycle, using a pedal to step up onto the the saddle and to step back down when coming to a stop.
Should bicyclists wear face masks during a pandemic? Here’s the full story on managing your risk and keeping your skills sharp.
CyclingSavvy instructors don’t always do everything right. When I used the Spruce Street bike lane in Philadelphia, here’s what I did wrong (or at least could have done better).
It’s easy to get into a bike lane once you decide it’s OK to use. It’s much harder to get out of a bike lane when you suddenly find yourself in danger.