Friday, June 4, 2021

Walking, Biking, Public Transit and Faith Communities Weekly Roundup

I want to start off with these two beautiful finds included in the new Eugene Peterson biography, A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene H. Peterson, Translator of the Message.  

One, The Pedaling Pastor:

Two, Parking Requirements in the Trash:

Do you listen to program Sunday from the BBC 4?  If not, you should.  Sure it's a little Anglican heavy, but there are fantastic world "religious" stories that you do not get from anywhere else.  Last Sunday, Sunday, interviewed people who were riding the Cathedral pilgrimage route on their bikes.  

This meme has made the rounds several times on "transit-twitter", but I bet many of you in church circles have not seen this.  

I think we are treating electric vehicles as the golden calf: they ask nothing of us, no change, no sacrifice, business as usual.  I love EVs, but I think they should be talked about in a shared fashion.  Why do we all have to have one?  Why can't we share one among families/neighbors, when needed?  Why are they not marketed as helpmates of walking, biking, and public transit?  

Finally, June 3rd was World Bike Day, thanks to the United Nations.  Let us pause for a moment and reflect on the humble, perfect, non-polluting human powered machine:  

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