Saturday, July 12, 2008

Its commuting stupid

Maybe some of us could take notice here and start riding our bikes or car pooling to events. It seems we want a bike friendly community but are we willing to make the sacrifice?

But the 2,257 bike riders who use the Williamsburg Bridge every day is crushed by the daily traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, which serve as the bike routes into Manhattan for most of Brownstone Brooklyn. Every day, 2,939 riders use those spans. read more here

3 comments:

clintpatty said...

I've seen more people out this summer than usual. For some it's not even much of a sacrifice. Today is really pretty, and enjoying it on the way to work this morning was not a sacrifice for me. It was so nice I even decided to leave work and ride to gramma's today since I needed to mow her yard sometime early this week. I am glad my ride to work isn't 18mi anymore, though. Not driving then felt like more of a sacrifice.

Tyler said...

well I when I move closer I will miss the 11 mile bike ride to work and the 10 mile bike ride home from the bar unfortunately it is more practical for me to ride in the middle of winter instead of summer but that's ok it will be cold again real soon

Bello Velo said...

I agree I see a lot more people out on the roads, this maybe due to high gas prices or people becoming more aware of their impact on the environment.

It is nice that they have a community now via the critical mass to ride with once a month. Imagine if you were just starting to ride without it.