Transportation, in my daily work, is a means to an end. It isn’t usually a thing done for its own sake—it’s how we get where we need to go. “Travel” might be a better word for those times when we…Continue Reading
Not long after we moved to Olympia I discovered the town has a poet laureate program, which is simply delightful. Sady Sparks, poet laureate 2019-2020, created poetry “maps” to guide people to various locations around town where they could find…Continue Reading
Every month this year I plan to share links to older posts written in that particular month, along with a reminder of that month’s bike events in case you want to participate. Always check in with any local or statewide…Continue Reading
Thoughts on why we all need a fully multimodal transportation system to support our independence and quality of life.
A round-up of February bike events, posts about bicycling in winter, and selected February bike blog posts on a variety of topics.
Be honest. If you drive regularly for transportation, how often do you get wherever you’re going and say, “Wow, that was such a great drive! It made me so happy! I had so much fun!” Sure, you might be glad…Continue Reading
Some need no reason or reminder to ride; they simply do it. Some like to make a commitment of some kind, large or small. Some may be newer to riding and not yet know of the many fun and informal…Continue Reading
Over the years I’ve thought about the new year in a variety of ways: A time to reflect on the year’s riding. A time to look ahead at the bike challenges or rides I might choose to participate in over…Continue Reading
Well over a year ago I started a new habit: reading poetry every morning with my coffee. Why poetry? Partly for what it isn’t. And I read it for what it is, for what it gives me: Along the way…Continue Reading
Tours to highlight tribal history not known to enough people. Programs to get more kids on bicycles. Efforts to develop heritage trails for safety and connectivity. “Pedaling the Pueblo,” a podcast created by Living Streets Alliance and sponsored by Tucson’s…Continue Reading