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Chris Nixon, reporter for the  San Diego News Network, has written an update on his car-lite month. This week’s edition is focused on rides beyond his commute. An excerpt:

I’ve started to view my vehicle as a large metal box with wheels, cutting me off from the outside world. Riding to work in a car can be a very antiseptic experience, but rolling on two wheels has given me a new appreciation for the sights and smells of the incredibly diverse neighborhoods along the way: Linda Vista and Kearny Mesa

Parking Day
Parking Day. Photo from

September 18th is PARK(ing) Day. What is it? PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide act of playful, generous activism and is strictly a non-commercial enterprise.Originally created by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

The BMX Hall of Fame is moving to Chula Vista and the grand opening is also on September 18.

The Boston Biker has written about how a bad car/bicycle encounter was turned into a more positive one. We suspect that a primary reason there is much antagonism between various users of the streets is because of fundamental lack of empathy.

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