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
Thoughts on why we all need a fully multimodal transportation system to support our independence and quality of life.
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
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
What to call a bicycle that isn’t an e-bike? The debate around terms like “acoustic bike” or “analog bike” isn’t always friendly. What do you call those original battery-free bikes?
Ever tripped over something on a sidewalk and broken a bone? Spoiler: It hurts. Story of a broken wrist with a dose of public policy thoughts about why we need to create dedicated in-street parking space for foot scooters, bicycles, and other micromobility devices. We leave lots of room for cars–why not for these more space-efficient transportation devices?
Your life is not normal right now, no matter who you are or where you live. COVID-19 is sweeping the planet and affecting everything from whether your grocery store has toilet paper in stock (it likely doesn’t) to whether you…Continue Reading
Let’s spend a few minutes on bicycle etiquette. I encourage you to extend this to other wheeled devices whether you ride a tricycle, unicycle, skateboard, scooter, or some other rideable. When you’re rolling along you’re riding a device that leaves…Continue Reading