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Amber

In January I donated my car to our local NPR affiliate in Atlanta, WABE. In the six months since I've hardly missed it at all. Sure, occasionally I catch a ride with a friend, but mostly I ride my bike or take MARTA (our mass transit system) or BOTH since bikes are allowed on trains and buses have front bike racks. I initially began commuting by bicycle due to the triple benefit to my health, my planet, and my pocketbook. Honestly though the thing that KEEPS me biking is the simple joy I feel from propelling myself with my own energy and the increased connection I feel to my community. There is so much more to see when you are going bike speed: street art, the architectural details of buildings, birds, flowers, neighbors smiling and waving. Riding a bike makes me feel really alive and fully present in my environment.

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