The Challenge is a free online program, with a companion smartphone application, designed to encourage biking for transportation, fitness and recreation.
Reduced carbon emissions are the most easily recognizable benefit of replacing car trips with bike trips. But it's not just about burning fossil fuels. Providing parking for cars carries an environmental cost.
There are plenty of theories to explain why cyclists draw such disproportionate ire.
You couldn't build Forsyth from scratch today
It is truly astounding that Forsyth Park, so accommodating to so many citizens, would never be approved today because it can't accommodate our cars.
The prospect of cruise ships calling on the port of Savannah has revived a discussion that has been going on, as far as I can tell, for decades. In the mid–1990s, I wrote a regular column for a now-defunct weekly newspaper.
Sometimes there’s a chicken and egg thing going on with people’s perceptions of proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Some folks regard sidewalks and bike lanes as unnecessary on a particular street or road because they claim to have seen very few people walking or riding bikes there.
The bicycle rack in front of 15 W. York St. is usually full, and one of the bikes often found there belongs to Creative Coast Executive Director Jake Hodesh. Even before he took the helm of the Creative Coast, Hodesh and his wife Miriam were thinking about how bicycles make Savannah better.
The short bout of cool, wet weather in Savannah last week served as an excellent advertisement for traveling by car. Only crazy people ride bikes when it’s misting outside, right?
AROUND THIS TIME last year, I used this column to publish a guide for shoppers looking for gifts for the cyclists in their lives. I stand by those suggestions, which were necessities for people wanting to make bicycles a part of their daily lives: lights, locks, helmets and reflective clothing.
“GO PLAY IN THE STREET,” an idiom similar to “Go jump in a lake,” isn’t generally regarded as a helpful suggestion, but that’s changing. In fact, “go play in the street” could even be construed as healthful advice in Savannah next year.