Common wealth

People driving. Walking. Riding bikes and buses. Taking the T. Sharing a common space, a common wealth, as public space has priceless value. This is the new and improved Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts, where my younger daughter attends Boston University and where I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike last week. Bravo, Boston….

Took the opportunity

Took train to plane to NY. Took bus to train to Mineola. Took the opportunity to hang out with my dad and stepmom. Took my dad to do the last thing on his Bucket List. Took bus to bike to Boston (where the sun started setting at 3:30 during my bike ride to the hotel!)….

Chinatowns are going down

American Chinatowns are going down, fading away one building at a time*. You know this, right? There was even a whole article about it in The Atlantic just recently. So, needless to say, I made a special point to visit Chinatown in both Boston and New York City when I was there recently. In fact,…

Pro tip

Pro tip: always carry a bungee cord!

Who stays? Who goes? Who tells the story?

There is a line in the musical Hamilton that says, “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells the story?” In the past five weeks or so, I’ve been Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York (where I even visited Alexander and Eliza Hamilton’s graves), and the…

Boston class listing is now live

I’m offering a free bike class for women in Boston on Saturday, April 13. Come have some fun. Here are details. Registration required. 

Boston to get new ghost bike

I took this photo of a ghost bike in Boston that’s in memory of a man named Richard Stanley Archer, who was killed in May, 2017 while riding his bike by a motor vehicle driver. A Boston University graduate student named Meng Jin was killed while riding a bike by a motor vehicle driver in…


Look at a quick selection of street photography taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. It serves as a glimpse of life in public in a city and country facing the pain and pride of change. Click here to view.