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  • sunlight

    I'm a cyclist and ride my road bike everyday: to see clients and customers, to having tea with a friend, farm food shopping, going to church on Sundays or just riding with my son on Saturday mornings. I love it, why? Because I see and talk to all kinds of people, and meet new faces everyday. I can bike through traffic, construction, detours, but all through being cautious, considered, and careful. It is my desire, plans and goal to visit elementary, middle school and especially high school and educate students on the importance of biking safely and why it is so important to wear a helmet, even to the corner store. My friend and I went for a bike ride today for 2 hrs and she fell off her bike and hit her head on a guardrail, she was fine. Why, because she was wearing her helmet. I love biking. Biking is excellent for heart, liver, lungs, legs, oxygen and etc. Since I gave up my car that's too expensive to maintain, I really enjoy biking more. Why haven't I done this earlier in my life? It's Enjoyable and pleasant to bike in the city. I'm faster than most buses...that's awesome! Also, please bike on the right side of the street, be kind, and respectful of each other. Wear a helmet, please!

  • Ben Filla

    Our community of Batavia, OH just lost Evan Geer, a full-of-life seven yr old boy (just a week before his 8th birthday). He died after being struck by a car while riding his bike across a village street - it was simply a tragic accident that have left a lot of us wondering how to make things safer here. I am going to share this article with the village safety committee - if other towns can make these changes, I'm hopeful we can too. I truly appreciate you sharing this.

    • Ken Watanabe

      Amazing that you're doing that! I sincerely hope your village safety committee will organize, develop, and make positive changes for your community using this article as inspiration / source.

      It can all start with you.

  • Reyhan Erdogan

    Switzerland, France and Germany were indeed made for biking..but then I moved to İstanbul..forget biking you don't even have the chance to walk because cars are parked on the sidewalks!! So I was really missing biking for the last 2 years. I then moved to Cyprus one month ago..reading your article I believe that there is a possibility for such a project as the green lane project... hope there is a chance...

  • Julenne Esquinca

    Mexico city is growing so much in these subjects we have bicycle renting in the most of the citie's touristic sites, as also a program called "Ecobici" (Ecobike) that has several bike plattforms in the whole city. To enter in the Ecobici program you must pay 35 USD a year to have a card and use your bike wherever you are in the city.

    Because of this, the city governor has started to create accesible trails for all bikers in our city, there's a lot still to do but I have seen a major improvement on that area :) you can see now many types of people going to work on their bikes.



  • trombone

    I also wish we could have green line in Taiwan, Taichung city, not only for the pedestrian
    but also for bikers.

    • Kristin Smith

      Los Angeles obviously has a long way to go to move from car-centric capital to a bike-friendly city. But the folks at Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition are doing some great work. And CicLAvia, from what I've heard, is a really great bike-centric event!