Life-affirming

It’s so rejuvenating to be back in my garden more lately. I forgot how garden advocacy work is so life-affirming (even though it was death that got me started there), whereas bike advocacy work deals with imminent death, death, death nationwide on a daily basis, and it’s heavy. I’ll keep doing both because I think…

A call-to-action to city leaders

So I’m standing on the MARTA platform the other day with my bike, yet again, when it hits me (metaphorically speaking). Everyone knows not to stand in the metal strip next to the tracks when a moving vehicle is approaching as it is life-threatening (notice, especially, where the older folks are standing in the video above),…

Truth at a crossroads

So I’m reading an excellent new book from Microcosm Publishing titled Bicycle/Race, written by Dr. Adonia E. Lugo (who helped start the CycLAvia open streets events in Los Angeles years ago) and I’m reminded about something I knew but now am seeing more clearly. A significant percentage of people riding bikes in the United States…