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About Karen Karabell
I live and work in St. Louis. I serve on two transportation committees for East-West Gateway Council of Governments, and on St. Louis County's Complete Streets Advisory Committee. I founded the Maryland Plaza Tuesday Night Ride, a social ride rolling along in its fourth year.
I use my bike year-round for transportation. What a thrill to discover CyclingSavvy! Without exception these are the BEST practices for safe and easy bicycling, everywhere I ride.
As Paul McFarlane has observed: "The bicycle is the solution to every problem." Truth! Especially for savvy cyclists :-)
Entries by Karen Karabell
What will your community look like when everyone is assured of safety, however they choose to transport themselves?
I got a speeding ticket. I earned it, fair and square.
Finally, police have the opportunity to truly appreciate and understand the legitimate safety concerns and needs of cyclists.
Leo Stone will never forget the first time he saw bicycling’s dance video.
The driver’s anger poisoned the energy of the other drivers on the road. Everyone started honking.
He realized that biking was about so much more than the bike. His research led him to savvy cycling, as a way to restore kindness and civility to everyday human encounters.
When you go out today — reasonably certain of being able to get where you want to go without incident — thank this man. He had something to do with your safe travels, even though you’ve probably never heard of him.
Four days after returning to St. Louis, I walked into my local e-bike dealer with my credit card ready. My husband and I didn’t own a cargo bike. After riding my sister’s electric cargo bike in Nashville, I wanted to see for myself if an e-cargo bike could truly replace car trips.
E-bikes aren’t replacements for bikes. They replace cars. They can move you across town, and over steep hills, at higher speeds with less effort while still offering clean, low-cost transportation. But there’s a catch many people don’t realize.