18380Re: [CF] Introduction: Kate
- Dec 2, 2007David, thank you for your response -- and your encouragement to bring up a
question. Here's something that's been on my mind:
As I get into the idea of biking at night (around 11pm on some nights, when
I work late), my friends and family have suddenly gotten protective of me.
While I am in an urban environment, I don't live and work in particularly
dangerous neighborhoods -- and my argument is that, on a bike, I can move
fast (am always moving) and am therefore not much of a target, as long as I
ride safely with reflective clothes and a bike light. This doesn't seem to
be much comfort to them. However, I'm committed to trying out a car-free
life for a 6-month trial, starting this week. Is there anything I can do or
say to ease the minds of those around me? Am I being naive to think that, as
a young-(ish) woman, I can be out at night without inviting danger?
I'm planning to make my first night trip Monday night -- and am curious
about any tips you might have!
Thanks in advance--
On Dec 2, 2007 2:29 AM, David Hansen <davidh@...> wrote:
> On 30 Nov 2007 at 21:43, Kathryn wrote:
> > One thing that
> > has challenged me is having to work at night several times a week. In my
> > city (and at my workplace), public transit is not quite so reliable or
> > predictable at night. A wait at a bus stop can be 45 minutes -- which
> > doesn't feel so good on isolated streets late at night. I'm working on
> > getting comfortable with night biking, so I have more predictable
> > transportation at night.
> Cycling at night can be very relaxing when you get used to it. There is
> often peace and quiet, plus in some areas all sorts of wildlife to
> > However, I am quick to tell friends and
> > family that getting around without a car is much easier and more
> > than we often assume.
> One of the best ways of encouraging others is just to do it and let
> them make the connections. It isn't a fast way of convincing people,
> but it is a deep way.
> > I'm excited to be part of this group -- and to learn what others are
> > to live car-free.
> The list has been a trifle quiet recently. Please ask some questions to
> stimulate discussions.
> Welcome to the group, I'm glad you found it.
> David Hansen, Edinburgh
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