As I sit in my office with the Bike to Work Day poster hanging, looking out on a rainy Baltimore that I’d really like to be riding in right now, I received an emailed link to Audacious Ideas:
With spring here, my audacious idea is to ride your bike to work. I know this sounds crazy when you think of the narrow streets of Baltimore but, this city has the potential to become a great bike city. For its size, 630,000 residents, it is very compact, making many of its neighborhoods easy to reach by bike. Additionally, 32% of residents do not own a car according to a 2005 Abell Foundation report.
I had no idea that that many of my fellow Baltimoreans are without a car.