Boston, by bike

Yes, I found the bike lanes and bridges and community gardens. Yes, I found the art and the edges. Yes, I have answers, and even more questions, after Traveling at the Speed of Bike on bikeshare (yet again) in Boston. And, by the way, the City of Boston offers two different bike classes for women, led…

I never told you about Boston

I never told you about my recent trip to Boston for my younger daughter’s college orientation, did I? I had a stunning time and rode everywhere. (And did you know the sun rises at like 5 AM there at this time of the year? I was out there at 6!) I would like to see the…

Amazon’s list hits close to my heart

Amazon just announced its short-list of city finalists for its new headquarters. Five of the twenty cities are close to my heart — New York City, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Boston. I grew up near New York City and moved to Atlanta from Manhattan; my older daughter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and…

Boston, here we come

We just got word that my younger daughter will be attending college in Boston the next four years. After a spectacular experience in Pittsburgh with my older daughter, we are excited to embrace this new city as a student and as visitors. In fact, I’ve already road-tested bikeshare there and eyed the infrastructure challenges throughout…

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…

Good morning, Boston

It took four mornings before I mastered the art of undocking Boston’s Hubway bikeshare bike, finding and taking a dubiously safe but circuitous route to the Charles River Esplanade, enjoying a little ride, and returning to the bikeshare station in under 30 minutes. The whipping winds and pouring rain yesterday were not going to deter…