12.21.2008

some jobs need to be more than just a job...

some jobs need to be more than just a job...

some jobs need to be a calling
some jobs need to be quasi-vocational

there are times when I feel that those making the decisions for the bicycle in Washington DC are not as passionate about the issues as I am
there are times when I feel that those making the decisions about the bicycle in Washington do not see the bicycle as much of a priority as I do

no... I am not car free
but I do see much room for change
and change is not happening fast enough

Boston Globe article about Boston's SPOKES WOMAN!

my job is just a job...
it is not a calling... it is nothing near a vocation

4 comments:

gwadzilla said...

funny...

the I BIKE BOSTON shirt is just like the I BIKE COLORADO shirt I have

I wonder who had it first?

Jeff said...

Actually most of the folks in Ddot and the office of planning who work on bicycling in the city are avid cyclists themselves. Not active competitive cyclists like yourself and Nicole in Boston, but regular bike commuters and recreational cyclists. While they could always do more, I would say that it is avocation as much as vocation with most. Where you don't find the same commitment is the folks calling the shots and controlling the purse strings. While Boston isn't half as bike-friendly as DC, I'd love to see Fenty have half the enthusiasm that Boston's mayor has had of late.

gwadzilla said...

it is my nature to always want more

Jeff said...

Oh, and I think the first I 'bike' city/state shirt was toronto's but I could be wrong. Washcycle was the next to borrow it.