If you've been following the blog posts while I was bicycle touring the US (list of posts), you'll already know that a community bike space, BiCi Co., is in the works at the Center for Latino Progress. For those that are just now joining the party, we'll bring you up to speed.
|The BiCi Co. logo was designed by Hartford resident, Kyrima Colon|
The City of Hartford does not have a single bike shop. How can that be? Large numbers of Hartford youth ride for transportation and recreation, but they don’t have brakes, helmets or lights. Bicycle safety training is nonexistent in our schools. How can we address that? The Center for Latino Progress sees this as an opportunity to improve youth safety, while also increasing our community’s mobility and jobs access. The Center of Latino Progress has teamed up with Breakfast Lunch & Dinner to launch BiCi Co., a community bike space that is key for a healthy, sustainable, and economically vibrant Hartford. Bici is shorthand for bicicleta, and Co. represents the community benefits of healthy, active transportation.
|The bicycle station in Washington DC. Why not in Hartford?|
|A parallel parking spot bike corral in front of a bike shop in DC|
|Beautiful urban mural art in Baltimore. Near the ravens stadium, an otherwise desolate area.|
|Baltimore has a separated bikeway going through downtown|
|Mural art in Philly|
|We found the largest crawdad ever on trail. Aggressive fellow.|
|Elizabeth joined me from Trenton, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ|
|Multi-modal to Monclair, NJ. Rolled on board the train.|
|Of course there's a bike corral in front of the Philly Whole Foods|