This is Bike Walk Week in Minnesota, a celebration of the bicycle culture in our midst, and highlighted — at least for me — by the Bike Walk to Work Day on Thursday, when the high temperature will only reach 65 and we’ll all be wearing parkas.
While I still read the occasional online “flame” from some of my bike-riding friends about some assault on sensibility, I’m not hearing as much bike vs. driver debate as I did just a few years ago. Are we getting better at getting along? Or are we just tired of the same old same old?
The Twin Cities, of course, isn’t New York, but this video showing how pedestrians, bikes, and cars interact suggests there’s still a lot of learning to be done nationwide.
A few years ago, I made my first Bike to Work Day ride. I vowed to try to ride to work once a week then. I’ve ridden in one day since then.