Yet another email to city hall

For what it’s worth — here’s yet another in a long line of emails I’ve sent to my local city hall over the past decade (some of which I’ve featured on my blogs as well) to advocate for safe access for all. I sent this to the mayor and all city councilors. See my book, Traveling…

Truth?

Truth? This kind of bike ride* is not my idea of a good time. But after the past week seeing a wide range of very sick people while helping my mother in the hospital**, I’m more motivated than ever to keep my butt on a bike and my health as a priority — and some…

Multiuse paths for “commuters”

Here’s what it looks like to “commute” on busy Ashford Dunwoody Road in the self-proclaimed “family friendly” metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Dunwoody, Georgia. Please note (and expand your definition if you haven’t already done so) that “commuting” includes: * riding to/from an office building for a corporate employee; * riding to/from meetings for a sales person…

A gift to your future self

This is a senior riding a bike in the suburb-city where I live, on a main road that is one of the flattest and most direct to many places but which has either too-narrow unprotected bike lanes or none at all (on a road with a posted speed limit of 35 mph that is commonly…

Maybe they’ll listen to Mother Nature

My metro-Atlanta suburb–city won’t listen to a mother when she says that roads are unsafe for the majority of its citizens to ride their bikes. Tilly Mill. Pointy the Bike Lane. I could go on (and, in fact, I do — you can read about those two examples, and lots more rubber-hits-the-road, in my book)….

New standards

I see on the latest paving schedule for my metro-Atlanta suburb-city (which is kind of my city hall’s local Bible) that a significant part of this main road (which leads to a shopping center and a church and serves as a major connector to the rest of the city — it’s also my only way…