I am Not a Cyclist. I am an Urbanite.

…no really, it is true. My blog has been dark lately – more on that later. For now I want to share this thought I have been mulling over for a week or so:

I am not a cyclist. I am an urbanite.

As kid biking was free entertainment.

As a teen cars meant freedom.

As a student my feet took me everywhere I needed to go.

As a traveler linking modes was key to mobility.

As a Copenhagenite bikes were just part of life.

As an adventurer bikes were exciting.

As an urbanite bikes are functional.

No, I am not a cyclist. I am an urbanite.

Now let’s ride bikes!

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5 thoughts on “I am Not a Cyclist. I am an Urbanite.

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    • Dave,

      I am usually very skeptical of this kind of language issue, especially when it is about being politically correct. However, the more I engage people using this language the more I see its effectiveness when communicating with people on all sides of transportation issues. Give it a try sometime!

      Reply

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