Is this the year the lights came on?

I pass by power lines on one of my routes. The swaying grasses, golden in the morning sun, often beckon to me. The towers, oddly beautiful in an Eiffel Tower sort of way, punctuate the field beyond. Reminded of a book by the author Terry Kay, titled The Year the Lights Came On, about both…

MARTA is having a moment

In case you’ve been under a social media rock the past couple of days, the Atlanta mass transit system known as MARTA is “having a moment,” ever since a MARTA bus kept to its schedule and stopped right in front of the Georgia Dome as it was being imploded, unknowingly blocking The Weather Channel’s live…

Film, music, visual art

You may or may not have heard that the State of Georgia is now number one in the world in feature film productions, due to heavy state incentives, a wide variety of location options, and an increasingly skilled local workforce. That means that when you’re traveling at the speed of bike, you often find yourself…

Bye, bye, Georgia Dome

You may have heard about the implosion of the Georgia Dome yesterday. You can see it in the far distance in this photo. The closer stadium is the brand-new Mercedes Benz Stadium (which is the first LEED Platinum professional sports stadium, by the way). As you can see, the sidewalk across the street from the…

World’s newest pedestrian scramble

Not just the USA’s but the world’s newest pedestrian scramble just opened where the Atlanta Beltline extension crosses into the Krog Street Tunnel (pictured). You can see a little video (and lots of other bikey photos) on my Instagram feed. In theory, a pedestrian scramble means that all traffic lanes are stopped by red lights…

New standards

I see on the latest paving schedule for my metro-Atlanta suburb-city (which is kind of my city hall’s local Bible) that a significant part of this main road (which leads to a shopping center and a church and serves as a major connector to the rest of the city — it’s also my only way…

But first I got to thinking

Am polishing silver. Cleaning the house. Getting ready for Thanksgiving. Thinking about days gone by; people gone. How things have changed. How I have changed. Was about to take this photo down from the top of my Facebook page. Time to move on from posting about bikes over there. But first I got to thinking…

Today’s bikey news

I’m excited to announce I’ve launched a new daily online newspaper featuring the latest bicycle news from all over the world. It’s called Traveling at the Speed of Bike Today. Check it out!