Meetings are rarely inspiring, but the Chapel Hill Bike Plan Meeting that took place two Thursdays ago was a notable exception. The two headlining presentations by visiting professor John Pucher and lead bike plan consultant Bill Schultheiss painted a very encouraging picture: bike-friendly cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Portland were transformed by conscious decisions and actions, not by accident, and Chapel Hill’s transformation into a cyclists’ paradise is imminent.
To gain a better understanding of the street level perspective of cyclists in Chapel Hill, a Wikimap has been created that allows registered users to share their experiences, solutions, opinions, and shortcuts on an interactive map that will be used as a reference for structuring the plan that will be presented to the Town Council early next year.
Click here to get started: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/project144.htm
Closing at 4pm to wrench and ride in the Spring Roll! Come ride home from work with us!
This Friday is the annual running of the bikes: Spring Roll. Hundreds of cyclists fill the streets in a great, serpentine mass of two-wheeled goodness.
Meet begins at 5:30 at the Wallace Parking Deck (corner of Rosemary and Henderson, behind the old court house). Ride begins at precisely 6:47ish.
Tempo: Slow and low.