Thursday, May 26, 2011
It Is A Beautiful Day In The 32nd Most Bike Friendly State Of Texas
Looking at the forecast this morning I see a description for today I don't remember seeing in a weather forecast before.
Sunny and beautiful.
Is beauty not in the eye of the beholder? Maybe my idea of a beautiful day is foggy drizzle. Or snow.
Anyway, this morning I learned from the League of American Bicyclists that in a ranking of the American states, judging their relative bicycle friendliness, Texas ranked # 32. The state I lived in prior to Texas, that being Washington, ranked # 1.
Having pedaled a bike in both states I can see how Washington is more friendly to bicyclists than Texas is. But, I don't see how Washington is hugely more friendly, bike-wise than Texas is.
Then again, I don't read bike-related things in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram like I read this morning in the Seattle P-I. That being that Seattle is building a $10 million pedestrian bike bridge to take walkers and bikers from the lower Queen Anne Hill/Belltown zone, down to the Seattle waterfront.
There is no waterfront or hill to build a bridge to or from in Fort Worth. Although, lately, I've been a bit perplexed to see the Trinity River banks referred to as waterfront as part of the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle's propaganda campaign trying to convince the people of Fort Worth that a pig is a beautiful butterfly.
It is time to go swimming now. But I can't. Because there is no water in the pool.