The nice story about the reaction of people who pitched in to help a guy who has walked 21 miles for work in Detroit every day can’t just be a nice story about people pitching in to help a guy who has walked 21 miles for work in Detroit every day.

There’s a subtle belittling of the effort by those who favor better transportation options for people, as if people can’t stop a wound from bleeding and try to stop the war, too. Read more

Sometime in June or July, if things work out as she hopes, Maxine Renning of Los Angeles will ride her bike into Minneapolis. She admits she’s not much of a cyclist but by then she will be. She’ll be riding from Baltimore and will stop here on her way to Seattle as part of a 4,000-mile ride to support people fighting cancer. That seems to be her specialty.
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