I was in Fall River, MA to get my throat checked out and hung around for the South Coast Bikeway meeting. The main speaker was Steven E. Miller of LivableStreets and he gave a wonderful and inspiring presentation. His slideshow made so much sense and showed how easy and beneficial it is to make our cities and towns livable and so much more enjoyable when we build our transportation infrastructure putting pedestrians and bicycles first while also providing more than adequate space for motor vehicles.
There was a near full house at the Fall River Government Center meeting room on this cold February evening. One guy brought his bike to this mainly bike symposium which is a testament of how far Fall River still has to progress to make her a truly livable city. It’s a work in progress and Fall River is making progress.
I have family in Jacksonville, Fl. and also in Austin Texas. Next year around this time I plan to fly to Jacksonville and from there ride my bike to Austin.
p.s. My throat is in bad shape. Not dangerous, but bad. No alcohol, coffee etc etc etc for two months, minimum. So much for my Dunkin Donuts Perks Card