Bit by bit

Bit by bit, your city is either building a connected network of safe access, or it isn’t. Despite some impressive forward movement in some areas, my suburb-city isn’t. Bit-by-bit, it is eroding its potential and skirting its responsibility by installing inadequate or no bike infrastructure on main roads that lead to schools, parks, places of…

Wait for the red car

Wait for the red car in the video above. I am using #BikeNoodle (which sticks out two-and-a-half feet/about .8 meters from my back bike rack and which the driver did not hit) so that’s actually a legal distance away (unless the three-feet/one meter legal-passage measurement is from the handlebars, which, now that I think about…

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…

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…

Videos of bike riding in the City of Dunwoody, GA

Vehicles Parked on Sidewalks Impede Walking/Biking to School from Pattie Baker on Vimeo. Plus, here are my SeeClickFix citizen requests: Pattie Rank: Digital Superhero • Civic Points: 1,445 Sidewalk Problem Archived \Mt. Vernon Road Dunwoody, Georgia – Dunwoody Hi. I see that you have closed the sidewalk where the construction is happening by the Vermack…

Sprouts

The Sprouts supermarket less than a mile from my home is closing December 23, after a five-year lease. I go there almost daily, often while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Based on this calculation, I figure I’ve spent more than $25,000 there. They got their money’s worth with that bike rack. The ride to…

Opt outside

Opt Outside today, and sign up for a bike riding class in December.