When you ride a bike you end up talking to more people than if you drive a car. It's hard not to get stopped by pedestrians. With every bike we have stopped to talk to strangers. You know what happens with this? You end up building community, people know you, they look out for you, they wave. Sometimes people stop their cars just to roll down the window and wave because we met at some point when you weren't in your car.
For the most part people in the south Seattle make me feel safe because we have a connection from meeting without the car barrier.
As short as this is, I want to thank everyone who says hi, shares their stories and is willing to engage me in a kind way. You know what's killing everything the car barrier.
Hello Rainier Valley, thanks for building community!