The Ebbtide

Renting a Risk

Tobias Hope-Young

February 20, 2019

PITFALLS TO BIKE SHARES You can find them sprawled across lawns in the suburbs or on street corners in the cities. They are bikes without homes, and they present a multitude of safety and legal issues. These bikes are part of the dockless bike sharing system, where anyone can rent a bike, ride ...

Bike to the Future

Bike to the Future

Forrest Baum

January 18, 2019

AN ELECTRIC ALTERNATIVE See all those cars lined up from the four-way stop the whole way up to SCC’s parking lot? The problem is simple geometry. An electric lime bike sits on SCC's campus. Photo: Forest Baum Most cars are wide enough for two but usually carry only one person. Think of being...

Sharing is Hard

June 8, 2018

ROADWAY COURTESY “Get off the road A-Hole!” I regularly hear that sentence from drivers just before I hear the sound of loud screeching tires, accompanied by a thick black cloud of exhaust, as an over-revved engine zooms away. The road is a dangerous place where common courtesy and common sense...

Cyclists on the Road

June 8, 2018

LAWS, SAFETY, and MAINTENENCE As a cyclist or a driver, sharing the road is typically something both sides would prefer to avoid. To make this whole situation a little safer, here are some reminders on proper signaling, rules of the road, safety tips and bicycle maintenance. Rules of the Road ...

Vandals in the Forest

An unauthorized bike trail is damaging SCC's restoration area.

June 8, 2018

RESTORATION AND DESTRUCTION IN SCC’S “FOREST LABORATORY” For several years, there has been an unauthorized bike trail in SCC’s restoration area, located behind the soccer field. About 20 years ago, SCC biology instructor Matthew Loper said he was approached by an organization called Mid-Sound Fishe...

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