Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bicycles in the Paper. Like Everyday.

Bicycling is becoming an everyday news event in Memphis, Tennessee. The Commercial Appeal has devoted print time to bicycles as much as the upcoming presidential election, though we all know bike news is way more fun than presidential news.

Yesterday, a very popular article about cycling made it onto the front page of the CA just below the fold. The main point to gleam from the comments is that those that do not bike in Memphis find Memphis a terrible place to bicycle. Those who do ride find it's not half bad, and with some basic changes, could be pretty great.

I think Memphis could be a cycling paradise in a few short years. Stay tuned for how to help!

5 comments:

Memphis Cyclist said...

Gracias Antonio. Our time is now. Power to the pedaled and to those who pedal. We are now at the proverbial boiling point and are reaching Critical Mass. Bicycles coexisting with cars shall become the norm... the new status quo. Arnault Chevrolet is turning in his grave.

Anthony said...

As is Henry Ford.

Fix Memphis said...

What would Peugeot do?

MLGW said...

a challenge for you guys...might be a fun way to raise awareness:
http://mlgw.blogspot.com/2008/07/vicious-cycle.html

Fix Memphis said...

Getting all the power players in Memphis on a bicycle to just slow down and smell the congestion...

WONDERFUL IDEA!

Though you're preaching to the choir MLGW. If city council reps like Jim Strickland even looked at their e-mails they'd have an idea of ways to make Memphis sustainable.