I know that some of us make ourselves obnoxious with our ceaseless, repetitive requests, pleas, demands for lanes and trails and other cycling infrastructure and I think it sometimes gets lost why we’re doing it. What really is the big problem, the big deal? Is life really so bad that we should always be complaining?
Well, this picture shows what the matter is — and, to me, it shows that things really are that bad.
Twenty years ago, when I first came to Ithaca and my kids were enrolled at this school, these bike racks were full. This year, the norm is one or two bikes except during trips, when a few more might appear only for special training days. Read the rest of this entry »