I biked over to the lovely bicentennial park this past weekend. It was a hot day and I’ve been reading this fantastic book by Jane Jacobs, ‘ The Death and Life of Great American Cities.’ If you all don’t know by now, not only do I have a deep love and passion for bicycles and getting more people to ride bikes, I’m obsessed with places and placemaking and what makes a successful place where people want to ‘stay’ and enjoy.
With that, I took my book, a blanket, my camera, and ‘Suzette’ (my fuji) and headed over to the park for some sunshine and reading.
It’s really great to see so many people using the bike trail along the river. A goal of mine would be to have Civic Center be closed down to cars on Sundays from say April – Oct and it be a complete pedestrian zone. How does that sound?? More cities are doing this – embracing this, why can’t we? If only there were 30hrs in the day sometimes.
Anywho, I love observing how populated bicentennial is becoming with bikes – here are some of the folks that I caught between flipping the pages of my book:
Be safe and keep riding!