Meet John Plantaseed

Meet a United States military veteran who goes by the name John Plantaseed. He is disabled and travels around Atlanta in a wheelchair. I apparently crossed paths with him two years ago because I have this picture of him in my A Streetcar Named Aspire photo essay album (which now has 1,232 photos, by the…

As people

Here’s Peachtree Street yesterday during Atlanta Streets Alive. You can see the view from the handlebars below on the same route (with the same added music) exactly a week earlier — with cars: So many people commented yesterday about how interesting and easy it was for us to share space as bike riders, walkers, wheelchair-users,…

If I hadn’t paused to take this photo . . .

So yesterday in the sudden quiet after the international bike tour guests left and we had closed up shop, I took this photo of Attica in the old cotton-holding facility where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is located and then rode her back to catch the MARTA train to come home. It was later than expected…

Fall in love

We lined up the well-maintained, comfortable, multi-geared bikes (specifically chosen to match the size of each guest) in the open-air courtyard of the old cotton-holding warehouse, which was the first brick building in Atlanta to have been fireproofed many years ago (after Sherman burned Atlanta on his March to the Sea, and after the Great…

Last stand at the taxi stand (revisited)

Yesterday when I was riding my Best of Atlanta Loop (see maps in Bonus Resources), I came upon this sign and I knew exactly what it meant — that no one has changed this practice yet. I had it on my list of things I would do as Chief Bicycle Officer of the City of…

My takeaways

You may have seen me Traveling at the Speed of Bike at the Families Belong Together March in Atlanta today (not to be confused with the ones in more than 700 other cities nationwide today as well). I went to bear witness, and to document. Here is my street photography from today. My takeaways? Vote….

1,000th mile

Right about here, where two protected bike lanes (also called cycle tracks) cross in Downtown Atlanta, I crossed my 1,000th mile on bike in 2018 (my goal is to ride a ton of miles — 2,500 — this year). Shortly thereafter, I read the new CDC report that only 20% of women/28% of men nationwide…

New Bicycle Friendly Communities

As I was zipping down the 2-way mostly* protected bike lane (cycle track) on the south side of Atlanta’s Piedmont Park yesterday on Relay Bikeshare, I did not know that the good news was about to be announced — the City of Atlanta has finally earned official Bicycle Friendly Community certification from the League of…