February 20 2008 | Jim's Blog,
The person said (paraphrasing) "this feels like a 1950s project, where is the modern thinking? Where is the up-to-date solution?"
It stuck in my brain. I believe it stuck due to it's utter simplicity. Then I heard this AM that Lance Armstrong is making a plea in Austin to look at alternative vehicles to cars... and from where he sits, bikes sound good.
This seems so... obvious.
Lance a) deserves yet another medal of some kind for pointing out an obvious solution and b) showed some leadership for spending his celebrity currency in this way.
Look for a Mark Babski podcast later this month. In the meantime, let's not overcomplicate things. If you can drive somewhere in less than 15 minutes maybe you should ride a bike... and if you can bike there in less than 15 minutes then... maybe you could walk.
We've never met a road that didn't pollute. Our oceans, waves and beaches are already polluted enough. Let's be modern. Let's be like Lance Babski and bike...