The Daily Populous

Monday May 6th, 2019 morning edition

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People who exercise more are healthier and can score higher on cognitive tests, for one thing.

But that will only work if people feel safe swapping their two-ton deathmobiles for a pair of pedals.

And it may well mean providing cyclists with bike lanes protected from vehicle traffic with more than a coat of paint.

In fact, a study from Monash University in Australia suggests that merely painting bike lanes onto the roads may be counterproductive.

The researchers conducted an observational study, gathering data from 60 cyclists in Melbourne, Australia.

Somewhat worryingly, drivers were also more likely to get closer (60 inches/154cm) to cyclists when passing in 100km/h (62mph) zones.

Our results demonstrate that a single stripe of white paint does not provide a safe space for people who ride bikes," said Dr. Ben Beck, lead author of the study. »

Trump says Mueller shouldn't testify

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"After spending more than $35,000,000 over a two year period, interviewing 500 people, using 18 Trump Hating Angry Democrats & 49 FBI Agents - all culminating in a more than 400 page Report showing NO COLLUSION - why would the Democrats in Congress now need Robert Mueller to testify," Trump said in a pair of tweets.

The position is a shift for Trump, who last week said it was Attorney General William Barr William Pelham BarrSanders voices support for voting to hold Barr in contempt Schumer: Graham 'has an obligation' to ask Mueller to testify Anticipation builds for Mueller testimony MORE's decision as to whether Mueller testifies. »