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Citizen Dave: Is it time for the Idaho stop?

Okay, admit it. When was the last time you approached a quiet intersection with a stop sign, looked every way, saw no traffic... and still came to a complete stop on your bicycle? Can't ever remember doing that? Well, I'll be honest. Neither can I >More
 Citizen Dave: As we Ride the Drive, let's get some gender equity in biking

In the United States, about one out of four bike riders is female. But in Germany, that figure is 49% and in the Netherlands it's 55%. And the trend in the U.S. isn't good. >More
 Citizen Dave: It's never too late to learn how to clean fish

I try to kill a lot of stuff: deer, ducks, turkeys, and fish of various kinds. In point of fact, I actually end up killing very little of anything, not for lack of effort but for a shortage of skill. >More
 Citizen Dave: Why the left still needs to change its language and stories

A lot of people liked my Isthmus op-ed about the left needing to update its image. I know because they told me. A lot of people hated that column. I know because they wrote letters to the editor. >More
 Citizen Dave: John Nolen Drive construction needs to accommodate bike commuters

That's it. I'm boycotting the Wisconsin State Journal -- and also asparagus. One of my favorite Madison writers, George Hesselberg, wrote a story that appeared on the front page of yesterday's paper with the headline "Rocky start for detour." >More
 Citizen Dave: Bratcakes for Madison Bike to Work Week 2014

It's the midpoint of Bike to Work Week in Madison, and this morning offered "bratcakes on the bike path" for riders seeking some extra fuel. Hundreds of happy bicycle commuters stopped on the Capital City Trail just west of Monona Terrace to enjoy fresh grilled bratwurst wrapped in pancakes and, in my case, topped with Wisconsin maple syrup. >More
 Citizen Dave: Twenty-five years of small decisions

As of today, Dianne and I have been married for 25 years. She tells me that these have been the four best years of her life. >More
 Citizen Dave: Madison Bike To Work Week 2014 goes whole hog

Bacon, as is widely known, is nature's perfect food. When you combine bacon with biking the world is just a better place. Well, you're in luck. Because on Thursday morning, May 15, there will be bacon on the bike path. >More
 Citizen Dave: Mayor Wanda Fullmore steps down with grace

Wanda Fullmore swam through a sea of love last night during a packed to the rafters retirement party at Monona Terrace. The long-time Madison mayor (technically, "mayoral office clerk") stepped down after better than three decades in office. Over that time she played along with the ruse that five other people were serving as mayor. >More
 Citizen Dave: With services like Uber and Lyft, lightness will trump heft every time

The local dust-up over the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft is really just part of a much bigger question. What's happening pretty much everywhere is that virtual companies are finding ways to undercut traditional, big businesses that are loaded down with infrastructure and hampered by regulations. >More
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