I read a disturbing article this week that pedestrian traffic deaths are up in Ohio by 124%! This is a clear indication that our roads and towns are all planned and designed around 4 wheeled, motorized traffic. My office is along East State St in Athens, a 5 lane (2 + 2 + 1 turning) street with most of the chain shopping and eating along one side. The other side is residential. Even though one could easily walk a couple of blocks to Kroger, it is safer to drive a car there and thus avoid needing to walk across the street. This is crazy. I understand the need for free flowing transportation, but we clearly need to take a good look at how we could do it in a away that permits walking and biking.
Stay safe out there.
|Great back road ride to the lake.|
|Controlled burn in Zaleski State Forest.|
|Fine line between thrill and terror?|
|Half of a pair of black snakes out getting some sun.|
|Couple of Redlines post washing.|