Dunwoody’s future

Update: My friends Lynn Deutsch, Joe Seconder, and Stacey Harris all won their races in the local election last night, and John Heneghan was re-elected unopposed (yet again). Where I live (which was the newest city in the United States eleven years ago) is about to get its first woman as mayor (and three of…

1st Vulnerable Road User Ordinance in State of Georgia

This is the Pardo family. I crossed paths with them while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in our metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Dunwoody, Georgia, USA this past Saturday. They were struggling to get places safely for lunch. I thought of them as I watched* City Councilor Tom Lambert’s passionate speech last night at Dunwoody City…

Status quo, or status Joe?

I don’t usually publicly endorse a local candidate, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my dear friend, Joe Seconder, who is running for City Council in the metro Atlanta suburb-city where I live. And here’s the thing. Demand for someone with Joe’s knowledge and passion is continually increasing throughout our metro area, state, and…

How I vote

So my local city’s mayor/city councilor candidate thing is starting to heat up here and I’ve started meeting with those considering running. Just like when this metro-Atlanta ‘burb became the newest city in the USA almost 11 years ago (when I interviewed every candidate re: sustainability), I’ll ask how they meet this (updated) criteria and…

Safer than suburbia

The six-minute video above shows the same length of time it would take me to ride to the supermarket in suburbia. But Edgewood Avenue in the City of Atlanta, even with all these obstacles (on the night before the Super Bowl when I was commuting home after leading a bike tour), is safer. Nothing in…

Meet you at the Zero Mile marker

My class offerings for February are up on Eventbrite, if you are interested or know anyone who may benefit. Meet you at the Zero Mile marker! (FYI, I offer these classes for a pittance as my advocacy outreach and to keep my League Cycling Instructor certification current. I’m required to teach 12 classes a year.I…

Scooters in the burgeoning ‘burbs

The metro Atlanta suburb-city where I live joins the growing list of United States municipalities discussing what-the-hell-to-do with scooters. Above is an eight-second time lapse video of what it would look like to ride a scooter* “legally” (which is tending, in more and more cities, to mean in the street) in the Perimeter Community Improvement…

School speed limit

The metro-Atlanta suburb-city where I live is discussing lower speed limits near schools because some parents are pleading for it. It has gotten so pathetically dangerous to walk to school that my “family-friendly” city is one of those embarrassing places where children carry orange flags in order to cross the streets directly in front of…