Drive Month?

Bike Month is a month to get more people on bikes. But as I biked to work this May it seemed more like Everybody Drive Month. Maybe it’s cheap gas or the season- but the roads were jammed with cars and and everyone was stressing more than usual. It’s clear that prioritizing private cars is not working for the city- and trying to […]

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New Shoes

Sometimes my non-bikey friends don’t quite understand my bike obsession. So I have to find ways to make it relatable to those not as familiar with the lifestyle.   I find it makes more sense to compare bikes to shoes than cars or household appliances like vacuum cleaners. Shoe obsessions are very relatable. And both bikes and shoes are very useful […]

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Different Roads

Sometimes when I hear about great bike infrastructure in other cities I’m tempted to move hundreds or thousands of miles away. Truthfully, in Boston, sometimes it doesn’t mean moving hundreds of miles. Sometimes it’s matter of going 2 blocks. That’s because metro Boston is really a bunch of towns/cities very close together. Each one has different levels of bike-ability. Because of this, […]

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Whatever

So you’re biking along in a city of hundreds of thousands of other people all trying to get places simultaneously. And suddenly you run into an obstacle. Yes, you run into a big giant Whatever. A “Whatever” is a person who indifferently dismisses everything you see as supremely important (your life, health, along with necessary societal rules) […]

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