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.”