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Biking & walking around Richmond region needs to get easier

Cars driving in a buffered bike lane on 9th Street in downtown Richmond.

Cars driving in a buffered bike lane on 9th Street in downtown Richmond.

I like to ride my bike. I don’t always have the time to ride, but I’ve made it a habit to ride my bike on errands and on my bike commute to work.Despite the cold winter weather and snow, as of Feb. 13, I’ve ridden about 125 miles this year, with about 25 percent of those miles coming in Henrico County, where I live. I’m healthy and able-bodied, but not all of us are so lucky.

Sports Backers’ Bike Walk RVA organization is helping encourage localities to become more active and friendly to biking and walking. It is hosting four informal “Bike Walk Talk” happy hours throughout Henrico this month. Continue reading

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Closer look at cycling issues: Plus, what to say to the anti-bike neigh-sayers

Cyclists on Belvidere in RichmondMy recent Why, Richmond, Why?!? column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch dealt with “Cyclists, pedestrians & drivers still working on mutual respect,” a topic that I like to revisit on occasion to see how far the Richmond region has come to becoming more bike-friendly.

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