OPINION, Women United chair: Transportation is more than a ride – Opinion – Savannah Morning News

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Three-and-a-half hours. That’s how long I sat in my idling car snaking through the parking lot to get my COVID-19 test, with hundreds of fellow Savannahians in their idling cars. Frustrated, grumpy, and thankfully coronavirus-free, I bemoaned the state of health care in Georgia. But at least I could access it.

To get my COVID-19 test, I had the privilege of filling up my reliable car with a full tank of gas, driving 20 minutes across the county, and burning through fuel to get a swab up my nose. Many in our community, however, have no such luxury. As with many things in this pandemic world, disparities in transportation have been magnified in this time of crisis, with a grossly disparate impact on Black and brown people, single mothers and under- or unemployed individuals.

WOMEN UNITED was founded 11 years ago to address specifically the lack of access to transportation

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Ride on Zwift with Froome, Dygert and Campenaerts for World Bicycle Day

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Chris Froome (Team Ineos), Chloé Dygert (Sho-Air Twenty20), NTT Pro Cycling’s Victor Campenaerts and mountain bike star Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory Racing) will all lead separate rides on virtual platform Zwift on Wednesday, June 3, which is the United Nations’ World Bicycle Day.

The cycling stars hope to encourage as many people to get on their stationary bikes as possible in the hope of encouraging riders to donate to World Bicycle Relief, which provides bikes as a reliable form of transport to health workers in rural Africa.

The Zwift schedule begins on Wednesday at 9am Central European Time (CET) with a ride with time trial specialist and Hour Record holder Campenaerts on a relatively flat, 8.8km section of the Innsbruck 2018 World Championships course, followed at midday CET by a 7.9km off-road ride with 2017 cross-country world champion Neff on Zwift virtual world Watopia’s Jungle Circuit.

At 6pm CET, four-time

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Ride a Bike

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Biking is a healthy, accessible and affordable mode of transportation. It offers a reduced environmental footprint with no fuel expenses or parking fees, low maintenance costs, and provides a cardiovascular workout.

With thousands of miles of bicycle routes and increasing focus on improving bicycling safety and access in Pennsylvania, there are lots of ways that you can ride your bike. Check out the state’s designated
BicyclePA routes and all of the trails and tourism options Pennsylvania provides.

It’s also great to use
along with public transportation — riding your bike to the train or bus terminal and taking public transit the rest of the way.

Send your bicycle/pedestrian concerns and comments to
BikePedPA@pa.gov.

Active Transportation Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has developed its first Active Transportation Plan for Pennsylvania that outlines a vision and framework for improving conditions for walking and bicycling across Pennsylvania, most notably for those

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January | 2016 | Love to ride my bicycle

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Currently in my fourth year in The Netherlands, with four bicycles under my belt, and having photographed more than 1,000 bicycles, I’ve come to develop a pretty good notion of what’s the best second-hand city bicycle to acquire.

An omafiets on the run in Amsterdam

An omafiets on the run in Amsterdam

Hell, you’re going to be riding it almost every day, in harsh weather, busy traffic, big puddles of water, not just cycle paths but also brick roads. And you are also going to park it in busy and frantic places, with a small amount of time to find a good spot, and when you are back, there’s a high probability that someone stole your bike.

Fortunately, time and the natural survival of the fittest answers the quest for the best city bicycle. Look around you, what do the Dutch cycle every-day? A trendy fixie? No way. A powerful mountain bike? I don’t think so. A

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