Saturday I drove the pedicab for a bride and groom then returned to entertain their guests with rides. I was interested in the reactions of the children when they realized we'd be rolling in the street.
Absent their parents saying "don't play in the street" they adjusted quickly to the new paradigm. I may have occasionally slipped from the neutral passivity of a simple service provider by suggesting that streets are actually made for everybody.
Today I listened to city planner Jeff Schmidt say, in a City Channel podcast about zoning that "everybody drives." I know some people who would beg to differ AND planning for THEM would make his city better for everybody.
Sunday I enjoyed asking questions of a friendly parent with a 14 year-old daughter in Drivers Ed. Interesting.
I'm my house we teach the bicycle driving to our 13 year-olds. Here is today's hour long bicycle driving session. We went downtown at 5pm.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
It's arguably smarter to ride on Spring (1 block west) or Dakota (1 block east) than Minnesota Ave.
It's arguably more practicable, in this lane that is too narrow to safely share, to ride far enough left to make it more obvious to drivers that there really isn't enough room to safely perform this maneuver.
It was a mental lapse on my part but it makes good TV.
at 8:07 PM