Columbus Named to League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Community.

28 05 2009
This is entertaining at least, im not sure where they are getting the information from but…Columbus is the only city in Ohio named, and it got one star for “encouragement”.

I suppose if horrible road conditions and some of the most uptight yuppie drivers of any city I’ve lived in are “encouraging” then sure it is. At least campus is a nice place for hipsters to do track stands…

It’s not all bad, but it has a long way to go to be a viable biking community, but i’d be willing to wager that its just another trend like everythng else in this city. The upside is that there is barely any traffic which makes riding on most roads really nice, if the roads are rideable anyway, the city is perpetually under construction so there is that to deal with and many of the roads arent terribly well cared for, but thats probably too much to ask. Once you get out of the city and sprawling suburbs its even nicer with less traffic but not much to see or do.

The mayor is sympathetic to bicyclists but depending on voters and the economy he may have a tough road ahead of him for furthering the cause.Columbus has a great potential if people are willing to invest the time that it will take to get it where it can go.  Hopefully that is the case but I’ll believe it when I see it.



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