With advocates like these, who needs antis?!
You know what's super encouraging to government staff who are legitimately trying to change things for the better and make progress, albeit incrementally? Minimizing actually good projects and pointing out everything else that you think needs to be done (and is also on our to-do lists) /s
It just feels so much like nothing is ever good enough and actually makes me/us very very discouraged
BREAKFAST LINKS 1/31/2024: Bowser holds firm: Caps and Wizards stay or DC will invest $500M offer in new property uses. Temporary Arlington bus storage yard could become permanent. Baltimore’s new tree planting fees undermine its canopy goal.: https://ggwash.org/view/92384/breakfast-links-500m-offer-contingent-on-caps-wizards-staying-in-dc-bowser-says
Beating the same old drum that we have to at least try (de)congestion pricing if we ever want to get to the climate and safety goals we have committed to. We have to disincentivize driving because this current thing isn't working for anyone.
Something that the public, especially white collar, paints with a broad brush is that people working for government took the position as an easy job doing the minimum to get by.
Most folks I know & see everyday are totally the opposite. We CHOOSE to do this very hard work to make a difference and move the needle to better.
In the highly educated DC region, those not trained in the transportation industry just think you're incompetent or obstinate, missing something that's JUST SO OBVIOUS
In this latest Transit Diary, join Renée Moore from the Washington Area Bicyclist Association as she travels around the region mostly by bike – and delivers lots of food for Food Rescue DC along the way.
Keep pedaling disregard the haters
If you care about building future transportation/world that's inclusive, buy this book by this amazing person. Proud to have worked for/with her.
That's gonna be a hard no for me on getting rid of teleworking. The two hours I save on my telework days before and after work allow me to keep my house and family functioning with laundry, meals, and more. In the before times my anxiety and stress were way higher because the 40 hour work week is injust to begin with. It's built on the assumption that there's a domestic partner at home doing everything else.
For the days when Mount Vernon Trail or Anacostia riverfront trail are flooded or too congested or just not nature-ing enough for you there's this! https://momentummag.com/its-a-boat-its-a-camper-its-a-betriton-bicycle/
Disgruntled pelican, baker, mom, and oxford comma enthusiast mastodon-ing into the void as 'me time'. I think in GIFs. Opinions = my own. she/her
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