Also known as Our Lady of Ghisallo; Madonna of Ghisallo Profile Medieval legend says that Count Ghisallo was travelling near the village of Magréglio when he was attacked by highway bandits. Spotting a image of the Virgin Mary in a roadside shrine, he broke away from his attackers and ran […]
Consequences of oil addiction Wars for oil are an obvious consequence of our addiction to oil. But there are lesser-known atrocities. Take the case of Ken Saro-Wiwa. He campaigned in Nigeria to stop Shell and Chevron from taking over native people’s lands to drill for oil. The oil companies, in […]
PEDAL POWER: The quiet rise of the bicycle in American life by J. Harry Wray. 2008. 248 pp., 6″x9″ Wray examines how cycling has organized itself across this country and internationally through the grassroots efforts of various people.
Statistics about Safety, Fatalities, & Injuries Stats about Pollution, Energy Use, Walking, Highways, and Airplanes, are on our general Almanac page. (All statistics below refer to the United States unless otherwise noted.)
If you buy a bike in places like the Netherlands or Japan, it’ll usually come with a kickstand, a bell, a headlight, and a rack or basket. When you buy a bike in America it doesn’t come with squat. That’s a shame, because a few accessories make your bike lots […]
By promoting cycling we can reduce the problems caused by cars – global warming, pollution, wars for oil, and the carnage caused by collisions. Here are ways to promote cycling.