Atlanta snow

Apart from all the misery it involves, it’s quite funny to see what a few centimeters of snow can do to a car based society. Due to the snowfall of the 29th of January people had to queue for up to 10 hours or even had to spend the night in heated supermarkets. Can’t imagine that – apart from my yearly wintercrash – a bike would be that slow in mild snowy conditions…

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5 thoughts on “Atlanta snow

  1. Reblogged this on Kitesurf Bike rambling and commented:
    Ah the car – and the car culture. Just one of the reasons I moved to a flat 7min walk to the girls school and easy reach by brompton to 90% of my meetings and work. Have the car still but only 5000miles a year now on long trips and the off equipment loaded film shoot. Will keep it until it dies and then I think I may get on a car share/ rent scheme

    • What you mention is absolutely right. It all starts with were you live. When you buy a big house in the countryside you will have to cope with larger distances for almost anything, all the time. We bought a house in a smaller city, so everything is really close (school, sport clubs, library, shops, train station, markets,…). Even with all kinds of transport going down, we can do pretty much everything we want. Even the bigger city is less then 20 km away, so even doable with cargo bikes.

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