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…

Toot, toot

Happiness is . . . getting a toot, toot from the streetcar drivers when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. We’ve been waving at each other for years as I’ve been doing a longitudinal street photography essay called A Streetcar Named Aspire. Here is my description of that project: The brand new Atlanta Streetcar…

You think I’m exaggerating?

You think I’m exaggerating? This photo was taken this past Sunday on my Best of Atlanta 10-mile loop. See the map I created (with handy tips) for you, as well as the link to my whole View from the Handlebars album, in my Bonus Resources. See here for links to buy my book, Traveling at…

Earning my “see” legs

This photo is from Day 1 of a school-year-long project I did titled Around Atlanta in 180 Days (take a peek!). That’s when I first threw my bike, laptop, and camera in the car and started riding my bike around the cities of Decatur and Atlanta, Georgia every day because my younger daughter was going to a…

You don’t need permission, you know

After applying for that Chief Bicycle Officer job with the City of Atlanta, I got to liking the title so much that I decided to just give it to myself (being a Take the Lane kind of person and all). So I am now the Chief Bicycling Officer here at Traveling at the Speed of…