So with all its efficiency, fun, and benefits, why is it that in our society the bicycle is seen as a a recreational pursuit? We subconsciously think of those who ride their bike’s for transportation as juvenile, or economically disadvantaged. Maybe we assume that they’re fitness obsessives who just aim to cram as much recreation into their day as they possibly can.
We have had a low standard for pedestrian infrastructure in our city for my entire time living here, and I suspect it’s a culture that dates back farther than that.
It is our job to hold our city to a higher standard.
“While we’re conscious that somebody plans and direction we see around us, they are, at most, voices faintly heard from another room.”
Can North Bay be a Happy City?
This article is the first in a new Gateway series called A Better Bay. As humans, we overestimate what we can accomplish in a short period of time, but we underestimate what we can accomplish over long periods of time. If we take a long run view of our city, we can ensure we live in a city designed intelligently, with its residents in mind.
A Better Bay is an attempt to look at the future of our city, and thoughtfully deliberate as a community about our best path forward.