What exactly are we waiting for?

Here is the entrance to the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside trail. (Note: it’s not in this video, but there is a phase where one side of the motor vehicles still go while the other side is stopped, and this is confusing and unexpected to those trying to cross who may not be familiar with this intersection…

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…

Exact same spot

So after two years and eight months of use by me while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in a self-proclaimed family-friendly suburb-city in metro Atlanta named Dunwoody, BikeNoodle got hit for the first time. Here is the 4-second video capture, on a summer Saturday morning: You can see my slight wobble as the bungee cord…

Boston to get new ghost bike

I took this photo of a ghost bike in Boston that’s in memory of a man named Richard Stanley Archer, who was killed in May, 2017 while riding his bike by a motor vehicle driver. A Boston University graduate student named Meng Jin was killed while riding a bike by a motor vehicle driver in…

Failing our children

Two days ago these flowers were laid in commemoration of the three-year anniversary of when this girl was killed trying to cross the street to come home from school. She would be 17 now. Nothing much has changed on this street. Today is the day that students in Parkland, Florida went to school and didn’t…

This city fully admits it’s “nearly impossible”

The suburb-city where I Iive fully admits that “walking or biking along this busy road in its current state is nearly impossible” (see the summaries/visuals below). A “commuter trail” (please see my definition of commuter here), consisting of a two-way protected cycle track and a multiuse path (hello, scooters!), using a combination of hotel/motel taxes…

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…

Call for protected lanes after latest death

After leaving my older daughter at the airport early this morning, I rode Sharey the bikeshare bike and took this nine-second video at the tail end of rush hour on a two-way protected bike lane in Midtown, Atlanta. Unbeknownst to me, just shortly before I filmed this, a woman slightly older than my daughter was…