How many of you would use "shared" transportation, if it made it easier to multi-mode, that is, ride a bike to a bus/trolley/street car, load bike, then ride the shared mode, then unload and use the bike at your destination? I'd give it a try. I like riding and driving, but I don't like riding OR driving from midtown to west O; neither is fun or efficient. And what about changing the conversation from "public" vs "private" transit, with all the political baggage that goes along with it, to "shared" and "optimal" transit, or something along those lines. It's not bikes vs cars vs busses vs trains, it's not "vs" it's "and"! The auto-centric response to these transit proposals will undoubtedly focus on costs, and the limited benefit to less than 2000 riders per day. "Harumph, the west Dodge Expressway handles xx,xxx drivers per day!" The auto develpment/production/supply/infrastructure "eco-system" has a huge economic impact; something cycling does not. We can't just show how multi-modal transit can spend money, ya gotta show how it will MAKE money. Money's the bottom line in our culture. What do you think? http://www.omaha.com/article/20131203/NEWS/131209596
Thought provoking article on the future of personal travel. Really like the last paragraph's idea of "strain" and "constriction." Think of the west Dodge Expressway and how it reinforced, perhaps even rewarded, the cultural preference of living in the suburbs and driving great distances to work. $100M for that project. Instead of having people adapt over time (move closer to work, thereby vesting and investing in the core urban area's neighborhoods and infrastructure), we simply created a monstrous auto-pacifier. http://www.bmctempo.com/what-is-the-future-of-personal-travel-and-the-daily-commute/+Tempo+Issue+9+-+English&utm_content=BMC+Tempo+Issue+9+-+English+CID_78812de4a51640eb159e67601cc7b967&utm_source=CM%20ESP&utm_term=What%20is%20the%20future%20of%20personal%20travel%20and%20commuting
HEEYYY YOUUSS GUYYYS: Thanks so much for the glove advice. Learned much and found some good combinations to boot! Obtained valuable lesson of my own on Monday; it rhymes, too: LEATHER--STIRCKTLY FAIR WEATHER!!
@ Mark G---SocksnSandals!!??? Keep me posted:) Hmmmm... I wonder if that's how Hannibal's toes made through the alps frostbite-free!
Hello All! We've noticed some questions/comments about the winter bike challenge.
First, remember that - just like last year - this is a very informal deal. Our involvement starts and ends with us setting up the tracking page. This is not an extension of the national challenge, which had all kinds of resources $$ and worked specifically with Endomondo to create the site. Unfortunately, we are not in the same boat. :)
To track your miles, you will need to click on "New Workout" at the top of the page. You can also log via your mobile phone. It will be different than what you had to do for the national challenge, but we have no control over that.
Any questions about the website, why things do or do not track, show, add, etc., etc., are not things we have any answer, fix, solve, etc.
Hopefully everyone will be able to get the hang of it after a few days of using the new page. The main thing is to just keep challenging yourself and keep riding. Be safe, be visible, be warm. We love you. :) Julie and Madison.
We're looking for transportation cyclists who reside in the Field Club, Ford Birthsite or Hanscom Park neighborhoods that can help us get the word out about a project that will be coming to that area. If you fit that description, please let me know so that we can put you on the list and keep you informed of opportunities to lend your voice! email@example.com
We're set! Please click on this link and register to log your miles for the Omaha Winter Bicycle Challenge. No teams, no prizes, no formal anything ... just a great way to track our miles and show that bicycling can be done year-round, even in Omaha! :)
We wanted to take your temperature (ha! pun intended) on something. We see that there has been a "generic" Winter Bike Challenge started on Endomondo. We were going to set something up specific to Omaha as we've done in the past so that we can have Omaha-specific data. It would be hands off from us other than setting up the bones of the challenge. Chime in with your thoughts!
Still on the fence about whether to join us for the Wrap Up Shindig Thursday night? Maybe the chance to check out the draft of the new bicycle commuter map would change your mind? Who better than those who have been riding all summer to give us feedback on the new version before we send it to print? Spread the word and join us Thursday night starting at 5pm at the Brazenhead Pub!