I ran across a link to this blog entry on the Memphis Flyer’s website. Â The post generated a fair amount of chatter – at least on the facebook link where it was originally posted – and I wanted to weigh on it myself, given that I am a frequent bike commuter in Memphis.
(To give you an idea of how frequently I bike around town, I have driven my car in Memphis only twice since early February, when that particularly nasty snow storm rendered the bike lanes and road shoulders basically unusable for a few days. Â In the months since the snow melted, I’ve driven only once when I should have biked. Â What can I say? Â It was a rainy Saturday morning, I had an early meeting and I got lazy. Â [And why do I feel like I'm attending confession when I write that? Â I'm not even Catholic!] Â The other time I drove was when thunderstorms were threatening the area, and I just don’t mess with them. Â But I digress.) Continue reading