New attacks of artifice

I see new attacks of artifice almost every time I’m out Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Dog parks, ball fields, playgrounds, public greenspaces, everywhere. Suburban, urban, you name it — artificial turf is out of control*. Is anyone giving this crap creep any thought? Is this really what we’ve become? If interested, please see Real…

Play here?

Dog parks. Playgrounds. Soccer fields at transit stations. Baseball fields at schools. “Greenspaces” at the center of “Live! Work! Play!” developments masquerading as town squares. Artificial turf is seemingly everywhere, and I seem to be the only one concerned about children (and dogs) who play here. See my post titled Real Talk about Artificial Turf.

Real talk about artificial turf

My suburb-city recently cut down 300 trees to install two artificial turf playing fields at a public middle school. These are being used for sports leagues at night and on weekends, and for PE classes during the weekdays. More are about to be added in the park across the street. My children are grown and…

Stumped

I didn’t intend to go by the middle school where 300 trees were cut down this week to make room for artificial turf. I had driven to the park (since I don’t ride my bike on the streets in this suburb-city anymore) and was just knocking out a quick six miles by riding in circles…