The Next Door App Bike Haters Are at It Again

Every so often someone — always a car driver — gets on the neighborhood app called Next Door to bitch about bicyclists or biking infrastructure the City of Austin has installed. The latest is about some plastic bollards that make a semi-protected bike lane, narrower car lanes and additional concrete that is meant to be traffic-calming. It’s in what was designed to be a high-density, pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood. Named Mueller, after the former airport upon which it sits, it’s generally a safe area to bike. Except when you read what the aggressively bike-hating people are posting in Next Door. I wrote a previous post on this in January 2018. Now the haters are back, so of course I have a few choice words. (Of love – tough love.)

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Meandering Monday Musings

Wandering, Wondering, Writing

Today was one of those days when I just couldn’t even.  I had to have a nap or was going to fall over.  Later I managed a short ride to the post office and library, and then walked home.  Something feels like it has been out of kilter for a while, more than just low iron.  I won’t go into the whole thing but whatever it is is annoying and troublesome.  Maybe the community health safety net will figure it out and heal me.  Ha ha ha ha ha! Continue reading