Saturday, May 18, 2013
Sunday afternoon between the hours of two and six, Peachtree Street will belong to the people. Check out the map of this urban carnival, which gets a rolling start from The Great Atlanta Bicycle Parade. Line up will take place at 1:30 on the Ellis Street corner (MARTA, Ritz-Carlton). See you there!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Twenty slides times twenty seconds equals Pecha Kucha. "The art of concise presentations" returns to Atlanta this Sunday night at the Westside Octane. Leslie Caceda's topic will be Atlanta Streets Alive. For the complete roster, look here. While we start at 20:20, please expect a crowded house.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Watching Parisian cyclists ride between the traffic lanes put an end to my Vélib’ aspirations. Paranoia would have trumped any pleasure I might have taken in the excursion, yet people seemed respectful of one another. It was even more so in the crowded, narrow streets and fietspaden of Amsterdam. Our three foot law might provoke polite chuckling among people who must share such confined spaces where mere inches are the normal buffer. For my part, the first few minutes were spent following others, but once assimilated, I felt the sort of carefree confidence that cyclists in Savannah know. Amsterdam is one happy place. Couples ride together, holding hands. Cargo racks support groceries, friends and children. Motorists are courteous, perhaps because they, too, ride. In three days of wandering on foot, by bike and tram, we witnessed nary an angry outburst nor collision. Complete Streets is a worthy goal and I salute the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and others who are working to achieve safety through diversity here.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Her 1970's shirt was thrifted in Castleberry Hill, which is the start/finish of The Great Atlanta Bicycle Expedition. Friday's rain promises a delightful, cool Saturday for riders, who may choose from routes of seven, seventeen and thirty-five miles. Registration fees support the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition in its mission to provide Free Neighborhood Bike Classes and are your ticket to the after party at Elliot Street Pub. See you there!