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…

Continuing education

Just five months in to 2018 and I am excited to announce that I have fulfilled my League Cycling Instructor Continuing Education recertification requirements for 2018. This year, in addition to Pedal Power with Pattie classes (which is a 1.5-to–2-hour proprietary adaptation I created of the League of American Bicyclists’ nine-hour Smart Cycling curriculum), I’ve…

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…

Underdog

So the first few questions on the City of Atlanta job application for Chief Bicycle Officer ask me if I went to school for engineering (that would be no), if I had this and that certification (another big, fat no), and if I had at least five years experience doing things I never did —…

As Atlanta’s new Chief Bicycle Officer

When I heard that the nation’s first Chief Bicycle Officer, Becky Katz, right here in Atlanta, was leaving (for Berlin, I believe), I got interested in that position. I’ll be available full-time September 15 for my next big calling in life, and why not this? Then (as last time when they advertised the position a…