This week, spurred by the Strive Not to Drive ethos and the great weather, I gave riding my bike to work a shot. Before, I was afraid of traffic. But it was great!
The drivers with whom I have shared the road have been courteous and I get lots of waves from passersby, not to mention the exercise and savings on gas. I am writing to thank all of you who have helped to keep me safe, and also to encourage those of you who have never tried riding your bike to work or elsewhere to give it a try — with Google Maps it is easy to find safer routes. It will probably be easier than you think.
— Olivia Gage