Peace in the garden

I am back in my garden most days now. It’s my shelter-in-place place during the coronavirus crisis, and a place of peace for me. It’s also where I’ve been rejuvenating my food-growing efforts since I was expecting my departure for Peace Corps Uganda in June to be delayed and I didn’t want to miss the…

Dear Mayor and City Council UPDATED

My metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Dunwoody, Georgia (which became the newest city in the USA in 2008) is showing strong local leadership regarding the current global crisis. My hope is that city leaders continue to do so regarding safe-access-for-all via the ever-important use of bikes. Here is the email I sent to them this morning. Please…

A tale of three bike racks

Magic and I ran errands locally in the metro-Atlanta suburb-cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs yesterday while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. I was #OneLessCar for a total of 9 miles (which adds up super fast, by the way). I give you a tale of 3 bike racks. 1: REI They have one of the only…

Update on bikeshare in Dunwoody parks

I was hoping that there would be Zagster bikeshare in the Dunwoody parks by now (as it is in the other metro-Atlanta cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Suwanee, Smyrna, Carrollton, and even the Cobb County Community Improvement District — free to use for 3 hours, by the way. I use it often at the Big Creek…

Re: Bicycle Friendly Community application

Dear League of American Bicyclists: I am writing to you to clarify a few things about your Bicycle Friendly Community certification, as I believe the metro-Atlanta suburb-city where I live is going to pursue this in the near future and I have a couple of areas of concern. I know that bike riders in cities…

A woman named Stacy

So I was unlocking Magic at a local coffee shop yesterday after meeting with my friend, Richard of the Worms (how he got that name is a story in my book, Food for My Daughters — by the way, he just agreed to take care of the descendants of the worms in that story if I…

Hot mess

The conversation about the 2nd Read of the Vulnerable Road User ordinance (the vote on which was deferred) was such a hot mess this week at Dunwoody City Hall (I was in L.A. but got to see the video last night) that I am no longer in support of it at this time. It is clear…

A mile with a child (a question for local candidates)

One of the newspapers serving my metro Atlanta suburb-city asked for questions for candidates for local office for a forum being held next Sunday. I submitted this for consideration: Can you please tell one story about one time you did one of the following, how that may have impacted your understanding of safe mobility in…