Yet another email to city hall

For what it’s worth — here’s yet another in a long line of emails I’ve sent to my local city hall over the past decade (some of which I’ve featured on my blogs as well) to advocate for safe access for all. I sent this to the mayor and all city councilors. See my book, Traveling…

A call-to-action to city leaders

So I’m standing on the MARTA platform the other day with my bike, yet again, when it hits me (metaphorically speaking). Everyone knows not to stand in the metal strip next to the tracks when a moving vehicle is approaching as it is life-threatening (notice, especially, where the older folks are standing in the video above),…

This city fully admits it’s “nearly impossible”

The suburb-city where I Iive fully admits that “walking or biking along this busy road in its current state is nearly impossible” (see the summaries/visuals below). A “commuter trail” (please see my definition of commuter here), consisting of a two-way protected cycle track and a multiuse path (hello, scooters!), using a combination of hotel/motel taxes…

Olympian challenge

People. We did this before. Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. I was here, and I was hired to write the Commute Connections suite of materials (including the newsletter pictured plus a separate four-page brochure for each of about eight different commute options) that employers used to encourage their employees to not drive…

A woman named Stacy

So I was unlocking Magic at a local coffee shop yesterday after meeting with my friend, Richard of the Worms (how he got that name is a story in my book, Food for My Daughters — by the way, he just agreed to take care of the descendants of the worms in that story if I…

Hot mess

The conversation about the 2nd Read of the Vulnerable Road User ordinance (the vote on which was deferred) was such a hot mess this week at Dunwoody City Hall (I was in L.A. but got to see the video last night) that I am no longer in support of it at this time. It is clear…

Kids don’t wait; they grow up

The cars rolled in with regularity to the library parking lot, despite the crowded roads clogged with families in SUVs jockeying to find places to park at the annual Scarecrow Festival in Downtown Alpharetta, Georgia. Blake and Alice and Art and Brad and Terry and Michelle and others emerged with smiles spread across their faces,…

A 2-mile ride that may save some lives UPDATED

Join me on this 2-mile ride to run an errand (I’m picking up some photos to send to the grandparents), as I chat with you all about the Vulnerable Road User Ordinance that my suburb-city may adopt as early as next week. If it does, it would be the first city in the southeastern United…