Day’s Verse:
He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
Acts 15:9 (context)

One thing I’ve been working on for my internship lately is working on a bike commuting brochure. After having a number of conversations with people, I decided to make a brochure to encourage transportation bicycling. Not commuting, which nearly everybody agrees means going to and from work, but just “going by bike” when you can. I’m aiming to encourage people to think about their bikes as tools, not just toys; to start asking, “What can biking be for me?”

The more I ride, the more I appreciate that cycling, like anything, is not a black-and-white issue. You don’t have to ride 100% on the roads exactly the same as you’d drive your car. You don’t have to buy Spandex and a new, expensive bike to start riding. You don’t have to ride to work rain or shine, every single day, to commute by bike.

What I’m coming to understand is that bicycling is big enough to accommodate pretty much any use. You want to short distances ride fast? Great. You want to ride long distances slowly? Go for it. You want to meander down bike path on a sunny day? Enjoy your ride. You want to ride to work occasionally? Good for you. My brochure focuses on the basics of what you need to bicycle.

Now, without any further ado, the brochure itself: Go by Bike brochure.


3 thoughts on “Philosophy Shift

  1. Your brochure is very well done. There is a lot of good reference information with links to more information for those interested. I like it!

  2. Colleen,

    Yes, the thing about biking is there tend to be quite a few pictures of people from behind. It’s the easiest way to take a picture of them. Fortunately, that’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of things.

    – Katie

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