Cartoon Tuesday: Mode Switch

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This number from cartoonist Bob Lafay makes a good companion to last week’s news that some bike models are in short supply throughout New York City, perhaps reflecting the effect of gas prices on manufacturers’ inventories. The panic subsides once you start pedaling.

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Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton: Where Is the Leadership?

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Cartoon Tuesday: No Rebate Required

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While car makers resort to their own gas gimmicks to move outdated and inefficient stock, more and more bikes are rolling out of cycle shops from Bismarck to the Bay Area. Even those in the auto business are making the switch: Mark Krenz, 48, is giving it a try. The Bismarck auto-parts store manager recently […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Pricing Post-Mortem Edition

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Also particularly germane today is this CARtoon by Andy Singer, the first of what we plan to make a regular series on Streetsblog. Singer is a Minnesota-based cartoonist known in the livable streets universe for skewering car culture in strips like this one.