Sunday, July 12, 2009

New bicycle route maps from the County

The County has a new bike route map for East Volusia. The maps gives you some idea of the speed of the traffic on the routes selected. It would be valuable to have information on which streets/roads have shoulders, but that is not provided. On very busy roads like ISB, riding on the shoulder seems OK, but when the shoulder suddenly disappears, for example when crossing Clyde Morris, ISB is a little too busy to ride on with zero space between the lane and the curb. I want to "take the lane", but on ISB this is pretty scary.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Taken for a Ride

An excellent documentary about the how General Motors put all the street cars out of business and left us the public transportation system (mostly infrequent buses) that we have today.  As GM goes through bankruptcy, my wish is that they will turn from making cars to making light rail cars to atone for past sins.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bicycling the beach

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For bicycle commuting beach side, nothing beats firm sand with no cars or stop lights for 4 miles! Access from mainland via Orange Ave (Silver Beach Ave) then up the beach all the way to Plaza Blvd for groceries. This is my first iMovie film via a JVC miniDV camcorder. I plan to make street films about Daytona Beach to help document current conditions and work to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Video update!