Thursday, March 27, 2008
Simple Cycling Solutions
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30500 - an interesting angle on planning and including bicycles. Actually... a vehicular cyclist's worst nightmare in many ways... "In Europe, where they do things better, cycles have their own lanes on the sidewalks (not in the streets -- duh)..." and "...one of the greatest impediments to practical cycling centers not on roads but on threads. The ride from my apartment to the bus that would take me to work is a half-mile downhill. In a business suit, it might as well be 1,000 miles of open ocean."
Blithe indefensible utterings that perpetuate dangerous myths...
I read somewhere of another would-be commuter who lamented that his workplace didn't have showers and he'd need one after riding those 2 miles to work. Maybe he lives somewhere mountainous, like Tibet.
So if I ridicule his fear of traffic and *gasp* perspiration, will that incite Josh Stephens to ride his bike on that horrible half mile downhill?