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Bicycle Friendly Community?

Bicycle Friendly Community?

During my bike ride today, I passed a sign at the eastern entrance to Marie Curtis Park that I don't believe I've ever seen before.  It reads "Bicycle Friendly Community".

Bicycle Friendly Community

As I passed it, I chuckled.  Marie Curtis is a fantastic biking park for most of the year but it's been unusable for over two months.  Until recently, it was literally a sheet of ice, and it's still too dangerous to ride.  I took this picture today.

Marie Curtis Park

Wouldn't it be nice if bicycle friendly communities actually maintained these bike paths throughout the winter?  These are the months, after all, when a bike path without cars, buses and trucks would be most desirable, yet these are the months we're forced onto streets because the paths are full of ice and snow.

Actions speak louder than words.

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