Thursday, May 5, 2016

More and More

More and more people are using SkyBikes, our bikeshare program, to get around. I see them constantly. Hoorah for bikes!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunfest Bike Valet

Heralding in another successful year, the DDA sponsored the bike valet at SunFest to encourage arriving by bicycle instead of by car. Every night I stopped by or volunteered, it was packed! It certainly seems to have made a dent in lessening the traffic congestion I've seen other years.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happiness

Happiness is...

Riding a bike...
70 degree weather...
Sunshine and a cool breeze...
No humidity...
Monday afternoon and not at work...

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Saturday

A random cool front brought 18C temperatures, zero humidity, blue skies, and lots of people outside. There were even two tandem bikes out in the park at the northern end of Palm Beach facing the inlet. Perfect day to be out and about. I only wish this weather would hold.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Activating Public Spaces

This past Saturday I volunteered at the Green Market on a project with the DDA and a couple Gehl Architects people, who flew down from SF and NYC, to see and quantify how people use and activate a public space. Along with pedestrian and cyclist counts, volunteers were out holding umbrellas to provide market patrons with much needed shade, conducted surveys, and encouraged people to shout into the megaphone what they love about Downtown West Palm Beach. The megaphone was created by Beju, a locally well-known sculptor and artist who has been very actively engaged in the community to activate art in public places. The idea was to engage the public in discourse and open the dialogue to improving our urban environment.

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The most awesome part, aside with collaborating with like-minded individuals, was seeing the sheer number of cyclists out and about! Even on SkyBikes.
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Raphael, our DDA Executive Director and one of our best political advocates, riding the megaphone back to HQ
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Cool vintage Raleigh
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Front Load

I bought a fiddle leaf fig tree taller than myself at the Green Market. The guy said come back at 1pm when it closes to pick it up in a car. I said "Nope please load it on the front rack!", much to the amazement of passerbys. It wouldn't fit in my car anyway hahaha. Going Dutch

Fig tree cargo