Over the last month or so, I’ve been struggling to figure out the best way to ride around town without relying on the waterfront. Like, you know, sometimes I like to actually bike INTO town and cruise the streets. Crazy thought. Even more insane is the notion that I do it on the street and not on the footpath. As far as I can tell, there’s really no way to ride from Willis Street to, let’s say, Taranaki and Cable Street without hopping on the footpath or riding against traffic for a second unless I go well out of my way, which is cool, just a little weird and inconvenient. Even the Journey Planner seems to want me off the street for at least a few meters.
I’m going to figure it out, and I’m going to commit to staying on the street, darn it. In the meantime, I always welcome suggestions and words of encouragement and in that vein, I’d like to send a shout out to everyone to sign the e-petition demanding that the Wellington City Council incorporate the 2008 Walking & Cycling Policy to all road projects at the planning phase. I just signed it and noticed that there are only 10 signatures so far. I think we’re going to need more than that.
By the way, doesn’t the Mayor ride? Does she have to cruise the footpath too? Didn’t we chat about DIY options a while back?
While we’re on the topic, check out this insane city ride. At least the bike path is clear.