Saturday, October 13, 2012

When Bicyclists Own the Roads

Is there a more joyful activity than pedaling a two-wheeler on a closed road in a city? You're looking at Bayshore Boulevard right before a running race in Tampa and I took a quick spin this morning and had the road to myself. That never happens around Tampa.

Tampa government people should try something different. INITIATE SOMETHING UNIQUE. many cities have bike-sharing programs. In fact, the concept is not even new to Tampa itself. But how about closing one side of Bayshore once a month on a Sunday morning or the top deck of the Selmon Expressway on a Sunday morning when nobody is using the road and open it up to bicyclists for two or three hours. Break out of the average and do something that's original and uniquely Tampa.

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