On Foot – Snow Today

Well, not much snow. We might get a couple of inches. There was just a dusting overnight, but it was enough to keep me off my bicycle. I just don’t like riding in slick conditions.

So I walked to school today.

A nice lady pulled up beside me while I walked along Grand and asked if I were going to MSU. Then she asked if I wanted a ride. I┬áthanked┬áher and said “no.” I added something about liking to walk and it being good for me.

This same thing happened last year.

I’m not sure I should have added that last part. But, really, I believe I was having a higher quality experience walking than she was having driving. Driving in slick conditions is technically challenging — and not in a fun way. I suppose I could make the same claim about walking in slick conditions ;-)

In any case, I appreciated the politeness and concern. And that leads me to: 10 Reasons to Be Nice to Pedestrians in 2011.

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Comments 4

  1. Jim wrote:

    Ha! The comments on the pedestrian article are the same as they are on any cycling story. The comments come almost exclusively from auto drivers complaining about the rules being broken. I won’t drive nice until pedestrians start using the crosswalk!

    Posted 10 Jan 2011 at 11:57 am
  2. Andy Cline wrote:

    Jim … Yep. The rules canard is deeply stupid.

    Posted 10 Jan 2011 at 6:25 pm
  3. Michelle wrote:

    I think you’ll like this photo of Saratoga Springs, NY in 1907 (before the car took over).

    http://www.adirondacktrust.com/index.php?section=109

    Posted 11 Jan 2011 at 5:41 pm
  4. Andy Cline wrote:

    M– A nice looking street!

    Posted 11 Jan 2011 at 6:40 pm