This morning as I was riding to work, I crossed paths with a friend from church who was also biking to work. We chatted for a couple of blocks until our routes split off, and bid each other good day. As I waited at a stop light and looked at the cars around me, I thought how revolutionary it is to commute using a form of transportation that allows you to have an actual conversation with someone on a different “vehicle,” rather than merely waving through a glass window, beeping your horn, or perhaps not even noticing the friend passing in the first place. Bicycling is good for a lot of reasons, but one of my favorites is the way it concretely connects people by simply allowing us to slow down, see, and speak to one another.
Posted on Friday, 14 September 2012