I learned through CyclingSavvy that if I wait for a green light to turn right onto major arterial roads, I typically get the road all to myself for the amount of time I need to be on it.
About Karen Karabell
I live and work in St. Louis. I serve on the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee for East-West Gateway Council of Governments, and St. Louis County's Complete Streets Advisory Committee. I founded the Maryland Plaza Tuesday Night Ride, a social ride rolling along in its third 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.
"The bicycle is the solution to every problem," my friend Paul McFarlane has observed. Truth, especially for savvy cyclists :-)
Entries by Karen Karabell
Madonna, bless us! I’m not Catholic, but I’m white-on-rice for blessings. Favorite bumper sticker: Bless everyone, no exceptions. The Savvy Cyclist launches today on a weekly publication schedule. We’ll take all the blessings we can get. We’ve never done anything like this. It feels scary and exciting at the same time, like a big commitment. […]
At every step in the process, candidates are exhorted to put students first. “The most precious thing people give us isn’t their money,” Lisa Walker told the candidates. “It’s their time.”
As CyclingSavvy becomes better-known throughout the country, more instructors are getting requests to teach in cities not their own. Teaching in another city is rewarding on many levels. But there are a number of things that an instructor needs to know before saying “Yes!”
The basics are the same i...
Expect the unexpected. A cliché, of course, but one that certainly defines our work as CyclingSavvy instructors. In my first year teaching, I learned that no two workshops—or even sessions—would be alike. I also quickly learned the importance of reacting decisively to “facts on the ground.”
In an A...