I was checking out some YouTube videos earlier and this one popped up in my Recommended section. Yup, I’m a bit of a nerd…and I’m okay with it.
This video by Not Just Bikes is a really good look at several American cities, honing in on Houston as a prime example, that make it a virtual requirement to own a car to even exist.
It’s much the same way in Centralia, although it’s getting better. Our city is small and while there is a decent network of sidewalks, there’s not too much yet that invites walking and biking to get around town.
This video shares some salient points and reflects a lot of my concerns about some areas here in Lewis County. It’s a really good watch.
Salient quote: “Nobody should have to own a car just to participate in society. And designing a city that way is criminal.”
Back with more posts on my own cycling soon…but I thought this video was very thought provoking and worth a share.