Thank you Indy for the great write up of Urban Steam. They've introduced a Monkey Wrench into my breakfast plans and I love it!
sign. Me. Up :)
Today I'll be transporting myself by bicycle via two different Tier 1 trail systems that have been built in the City, because they are safe, beautiful and efficient means of getting from Point A to Point B. I'll be riding ~22 miles out of choice instead of driving and most of it on these trails. I won't be alone. I'll be passing a number of people that I see all of the time, many heading to and from their jobs located along these corridors. They use the trails for many of the same reasons that I do.
While not a significant percentage of the commuting population, I know via example that is because there is not more of an interconnected, safe and efficient trail system throughout our region. It's not rocket science, people don't ride because they don't feel safe. Without the infrastructure, the barrier is too great.
It pains me to see such outmoded thinking with regards to transportation here regionally but I am encouraged by the successes of so many other municipalities other than our own. They lead the way and eventually, my hope is that we'll be able to follow.
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