The last resort

The last resort for those without a place to sleep in Atlanta used to be the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter. You could go there if other places wouldn’t take you, for whatever reason. People have strong opinions about what worked and what didn’t work there and in the surrounding blocks, which were affected by it. Many…

That other time it snowed here

An inch or so of snow is expected today in Atlanta. May not sound like a big deal if you, like me, come from somewhere where snow is common. But here our winter temperatures often straddle the freezing line, a bit of snow can turn into a sheet of ice really quickly, and we simply…

1 of USA’s fastest-growing counties talks bikes

I get an email from the Bike/Walk Committee head at a neighboring city’s Sustainability Commission (for whom I had taught a bike skills lunch-n-learn for women). She connects me with the Transportation Outreach Coordinator at Gwinnett County Transit, who wants to promote bikes as part of multimodal travel throughout Gwinnett County, the suburban-sprawled, car-dependent county…

Not the collection I want

Seems I’ve amassed quite the collection of ghost bike photos, from not just Atlanta but New York City, Pittsburgh, and Boston as well. This is not the kind of collection I want to continue. When will city leaders start listening to the people who know exactly where the danger spots are (that would be the…

Epilogue now available for free

I decided to make the epilogue available for free. The new cover of the book is live on Amazon in all global markets, and the quick-read book is instantly downloadable to any device via the free Kindle app for less than the cost of a movie. I hope something I experienced is helpful somewhere in…

For one brief moment

I took this photo just yesterday while riding Sharey to show how barriers on multiuse paths could stop a motor vehicle from entering it, such as just happened last week in New York City, resulting in the murder of eight bike riders (including a mom of two children like me). I realized after I took…

321 police officers, and you

I have been doing a longitudinal photo essay about the effect the new Atlanta Streetcar is having on citizens, businesses, tourists, and the city as a whole. I shoot about half of the time while on bike on the streetcar route, and the other half of the time out the window while riding what I…