Category Archives: Words

Crashes, Not Accidents

For at least twenty years, bike advocates have been working to remove “traffic accident” from the popular vernacular. It’s a stubborn phrase, and while we’ve made progress, we need to keep pushing – reminding the media, the police, and the … Continue reading

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Why Sneckdowns Captured Our Attention

America’s 2013-14 winter was the winter of sneckdowns. Yes, a clunky word. By itself, the portmanteau of snow and neckdown likely makes most communications people cringe. The term “neckdown” is bad enough; it’s hard to imagine the public knows the wonky engineering … Continue reading

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