Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Upside

Other than the shorts on Wall Street trading desks, I think cyclists quite possibly may be the only group as a whole to benefit from the prolonged recession. Every time I go out, I marvel at how little traffic there is.

Yesterday, I thought I was going to make it all the way up Lake Washington Blvd. from Seward Park to the turn off for the I-90 Bridge without being passed by a single car.

Only at the very end of the three mile stretch did I have a group of three cars pass me, and this was at 12:20 PM!

Perhaps if I had been riding with a light tailwind instead of into a light headwind…


Matt said...

I'm finding there is more traffic with the recent recession, more bike traffic. i see more people on bikes when i head to work and school myself.

so we win double right?

Tom Meloy said...

Absolutely we win! Bikes are everywhere seven days a week.