Yesterday, Toronto Star columnist Jack Lakey described his bike riding delights. Today, New Orleans columnist Alex Gecan’s car breaks down and he’s forced to ride a bike for a few days.
Like Lakey, Gecan discovers the riding is better than he anticipated.
Here’s what I found:
- You can park anywhere.
- It’s just as fast as driving … mostly.
- Your coworkers will be impressed.
- Motorists are increasingly considerate.
Gecan doesn’t fail to list a couple of the downsides either, namely his fear of exposure to crazies and criminals out on the trail (maybe a real concern in New Orleans? I honestly don’t know…), and the discomfort of riding a bike on poorly maintained streets.
Read the full story at My New Orleans: Bicycle Commuting in New Orleans: A Better Idea Than It Sounds.