Timeless

I met this man in the elevator at the Arts Center MARTA station, our bikes next to each other, our nods hello friendly. He was as old as the hills, and he told me that bikes are a form of transportation that was here before cars, before trains. He asked how long I had been…

This week’s to-do list

So on this week’s to-do list, I’ve got: Call the investigator who contacted me via certified mail asking me to get in touch about my recent MARTA train police report; send a copy of Traveling at the Speed of Bike to Gay Talese and REI (who/which are both in the book); plot out routes for…

Outdoor/transit campaign

You may see my book promoted out there while riding on the MARTA train or driving on the most dangerous highway in the USA (I-285/Perimeter Highway in metro Atlanta, Georgia). Then again, you may not. You may already be busy traveling at the speed of bike (in which case you’ll especially appreciate it — see…

1 of USA’s fastest-growing counties talks bikes

I get an email from the Bike/Walk Committee head at a neighboring city’s Sustainability Commission (for whom I had taught a bike skills lunch-n-learn for women). She connects me with the Transportation Outreach Coordinator at Gwinnett County Transit, who wants to promote bikes as part of multimodal travel throughout Gwinnett County, the suburban-sprawled, car-dependent county…

“Best of 2017”: public pianos

In September of this year, an organization named Pianos for Peace placed 50 local-artist-designed pianos all over metropolitan Atlanta. Additional public pianos had already been placed the year before by another organization. Many of them have now been donated to schools and nursing homes. This one remains, right outside the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown,…

MARTA is having a moment

In case you’ve been under a social media rock the past couple of days, the Atlanta mass transit system known as MARTA is “having a moment,” ever since a MARTA bus kept to its schedule and stopped right in front of the Georgia Dome as it was being imploded, unknowingly blocking The Weather Channel’s live…