Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bike to St. Patricks Day


This is my route to the St. Patrick's Day Parade yesterday, totalling 12 miles one way!  Total time was a little less than an hour (with two stops on the way).  Also, took the Katy Trail from Downtown to the M Streets because it has relatively few stops, no stop lights, so it is quicker or at least as quick as a more direct route like Ross to Greenville.  Riding a bike to something like this has its perks, such as not having to park the night before :) I should note that my pannier was fully laden on the way up, and since I only had one, one side of my bike was a little heavier than the other.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

To the City of Dallas

http://commuteorlando.com/wordpress/2012/02/28/fdot-implementing-sharrows-in-north-florida/

While you scratch your heads wondering where the money to implement our new bike plan will come from, might I suggest the link above?  Why is it that we can afford signs warning vehicles about the presence of horse drawn buggies, but some paint and a couple of signs seems to be out of reach?

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=dallas,+tx&hl=en&ll=32.771872,-96.805977&spn=0.003446,0.004823&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=52.637906,79.013672&hnear=Dallas,+Texas&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=32.771792,-96.806039&panoid=9zeQkE5mPUIKHIkzbN5ojQ&cbp=12,69.44,,3,-5.7700000000000005

If you want to see people riding bikes on the streets of Dallas (complete or otherwise), please affirm their right to be there first.  It's not cost prohibitivie to demonstrate to motor vehicle drivers that bicycles belong on the road and that we all must share. 

Change

If we intend to push for change, let us be certain we are all facing the same direction first.  Just saying.