Mazed

Typically, bicycling in winter is a little more complicated but manageable.

But after 5 feet of snow has fallen within a month here, this winter is nowhere near manageable. It’s pretty unpleasant to bicycle, I admit it. I’ve considered other options but all of them are even more unpleasant.

takinglaneAnd just when getting around Boston was bad, it got worse as public transit started failing and streets became fully gridlocked making bicycling pretty much impossible.

 

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So I turned to walking which suddenly became the fastest option. The problem is that cities only only plow for people in cars. There’s nothing like record snowfall to show the inequality. Walking in winter in a city is like navigating an impossible maze.

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Don B - Cincinnati
Don B - Cincinnati
1 year 7 months ago

Bikeyface: Thanks for the update. I’ve been thinking about you in Boston and wondering how you have been coping.

A J MacDonald Jr
1 year 7 months ago

You should seriously consider moving south.

Cuter Commuter
1 year 7 months ago

I hope things get better!!

Keli
1 year 7 months ago

Bikeyface, you should check out Bike Like Crazy and follow her winter biking adventure in Upstate New York. 🙂 https://bikelikecrazy.wordpress.com/

morlamweb
morlamweb
1 year 7 months ago

Keli, thanks for the link! That’s another awesome bike blog!

Flexagain
Flexagain
1 year 7 months ago

… or move to a climate where we consider a couple of inches to be an unusual and heavy snowfall.:)

(Mind you, London grinds to a halt with a couple of inches of the “wrong kind of snow” !)

Dan K
Dan K
1 year 7 months ago

@Flexagain as it happens Boston had London mayor Boris in town for this most recent snowfall and he got stuck here beyond his schedule; so, that was amusing

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