Monday, May 24, 2010

0524 Transportation Donut

Anybody want a donut?

That's one 33 mile bus ride. A fun part about being on the Southeastern Council of Government's Citizen's Advisory Committee for the Metropolitan Planning Organization is the annual bus tour of all the exciting road construction projects around The City.

The best part of the trip for me is being in the presense of the people who actually make decisions on a day to day basis. For example I can ask complex questions like, "Given that last year a traffic engineer indicated a switch to using a traffic signal vehicle sensor that was better at detecting bicycles, and given that you're reconstructing Elmwood at 12th Street where there is a traffic signal that detects the presense of vehicles, are you installing the new sensor at that intersection?"

For me the answer isn't important - it's that somebody was there to ask the question...year after year after year until it happens. Kinda like Sioux Falls Singletrack.

The single occupant miles were on Monday when I was on TV at 6:30am, had a meeting at 8:30am, worked out at 11am, helped my parents move furniture at 5pm and had to brought The Boys home from there.

Yeah, it's not an excuse. It's just be being lazy.

Did I mention I crashed last week? No? Oh sorry. I crashed last week. I'm not happy or proud of that.


FunkyMama said...

how did you crash? were you texting and bicycling together again? silly guy on a bike!

mytzpyk said...

An unseen speedbump. A very specially high speedbump. My hands lost the handlebars.

Spoke-N-Sport said...

and in keeping up with wanting to be like minuscar, I crashed too