Here it is, the photo-journal promised earlier. This one documents my commute, or at least today’s version of it. I’m still figuring out what my regular route will be.
Adrian is a thoroughly and easily bike-able city. The landscape is enjoyable to ride and commends itself to cycling in terms of scenery, terrain, traffic levels, and more. Those areas that are less-than-conducive to transportation cycling are neither impassable nor altogether hopeless. Many, if not all, of the obstacles they pose can be remedied without much trouble or money.
I’ve noticed a decent number of people on bikes around town and on the bike path. There’s reason to believe that there are plenty more out there, and that bicycling infrastructure and bike-friendly improvements can and will come to Adrian if we make a case for them. In the meantime, please make sure cars can see you. Use hand signals. Obey traffic laws. Ride the streets. When you’re on a bike, they’re yours to use, so take them. Bikes don’t belong on a sidewalk.