There are lots of bike friendly community blogs out here on WordPress. They are apparently loosely and mostly not at all associated from what this writer can tell. I can tell you that I am not at all associated but I like the concept.
“What concept?”, you might ask. I’m glad you did because the title itself is ambiguous. Is it commanding Plano to “bike friendly”? It could be a statement that Plano is bicycle friendly. Or this might be a blog that is friendly to biking in Plano.
It is all of the above. Bicyclists in Plano have great infrastructure from trails to bike shops to clubs. We have a great plan for bicycles in Plano and mostly good weather to ride (although today isn’t great at the moment – it’s raining). People who bicycle in Plano tend to be some of the most friendly people you could want to meet.
Bicycling needs to become a greater part of the infrastructure for our future. To that end bicyclists must take responsibility and “bike friendly”. That doesn’t mean motorists and others don’t bear responsibility but bicyclists can do more for themselves by riding responsibly than they ever will by retaliating to the actions of a few motorists. We gain more friends with smiles than frowns.
There is a lot that goes on in and around Plano regarding bicycling than most of us ever know. That includes most of the cyclists. Maybe I can keep up with some of that and find the time to announce events and find the entertainment in what is going on.