After many phone calls and much wheedling, pleading and cajoling, it appears I’m getting my stripes. Those are pedestrian crosswalk-style stripes to mark the Jeff Davis bike path as it crosses Tulane Avenue. Since they were resurfacing Tulane Avenue (and Airline Highway) it seemed like a good time. The idea of course is that it’s [...]
I got Iked on my bike this morning. I was partway to work, and I noticed the sky was getting dark — really dark. Hope I can make it there before… And then the heavens opened and the water poured down. By the time I got to campus, the rain had practically stopped. I guess [...]
The Louisiana Department of Transportation held a public meeting at City Park Tuesday night to gather input for a statewide bicycle/pedestrian master plan. I missed it, but good ole Charlie London tells me we can still send ideas to [email protected] Here’s what I sent: I commute to work every day in New Orleans using the [...]
In just a few weeks, Xy will start back teaching, which means we will be putting our infant daughter into daycare. Aside from all the other anxieties this engenders, I’m trying to solve the transportation puzzle. See, I will be responsible for dropping the girl off in the mornings. The daycare is just four blocks [...]
Q: What do you get when you combine Gcast, a cell phone, a Bluetooth headset, a bicycle and me?
My day started off with a bang. I’d just changed the inner tube on my bike because I ran over a screw the other day. First flat I’ve had in over a year, seems like. I pumped it back up, went to the sink to wash my hands and BANG. Really loud. Scared me. At [...]
Today I rode in my first Critical Mass. We rode from New Orleans to suburban Metairie where George W. Bush was having a fundraiser. The main chant was: “No more Bush! No more war!” One sign said, “No more presidents.” I agree with those sentiments, but I think a simpler anti-war message might have been [...]