Are Tulsa’s Roads Ironman Ready?

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The national ironman triathlon championship race is in Oklahoma this month. But just three months after harsh winter storms, literal potholes must be fixed. When cities host triathlons, marathons, criterions, and other mass outdoor athletic events, it’s a smart draw for those municipalities to welcome visitors. The athletes and their families and friends often spend a weekend – as well as their tourist dollars at hotels, restaurants, and local attractions….

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Biking Skyrockets: Potholes a Bigger Threat

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A bump in the road can be deadly to bikers, motorcyclists, scooter riders, and anyone in 2-wheeled vehicles. The need to fill potholes is greater than ever. The British magazine Cycling Weekly, in a concession to the poor quality of many roads in the UK, offered up an article in 2017 on how to bicycle safely in the presence of potholes. Among several techniques, one suggestion was to “bunnyhop,” a…

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Beware the Dips: Why Potholes Form Under Viaducts

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Where water flows to is where pavement is most likely to fail. So in areas where water stands still there may well be potholes lurking under the puddles. In the balance of life, there are bridges and there are underpasses. On the former a car will go up and over and the latter it’s down and through. Simple stuff, right? It also explains why, simply, there tend to be potholes…

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Arty potholes, improved safety?

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Injurious falls occur more often outside the home than in. Artists in Chicago are filling potholes with bicycle parts – perhaps reducing pothole dangers. In this particularly cold and miserable winter of 2021, after the snow is sufficiently scraped or melted away from the streets of Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, there are some filled-in potholes from late 2020 that should get more attention than road repairs typically do. That’s because…

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