On the subject of bike infrastructure for all, a group of cycling advocates in Chicago have mobilized to get a fair share of the bike infrastructure put in African American neighborhoods. Like a little bird of hope in an otherwise sad month in the history of race relations. Can't we all just ride a bike? #chicagocycling #cantwealljustrideabike
The workers of Capitol Bike Share appear ready to unionize, or so reports Nextcity.org. The workers voted 41 to 14 in favor of the plan. Now, as long as they don't strike and leave me marooned somewhere, I guess this could be a Norma Rae with the cardboard sign moment in the history of sharing. #bikeshare #bikeshareunion
Do drivers read the newspaper? Some of them do, even while driving. If drivers do read the newspaper, they might have read about the death of Kadian Harding, the son of the CEO of City Bikes in Washington, D.C., who was killed while cycling in England. His father's story appeared in the Washington Post today. Share it if you can. Kadian loved cycling and was just a kid. The practice of dehumanizing of cyclists should take a pause for Kadian.
So if I see you in the bike lane, and you are rich, or poor, or just middle class, and especially if you come from Maryland, let's be smug. Ho, ho, ho.