My folks are still in their neighborhoods, and all my friends are just keeping on keeping on with our way of life! It is blessedly less crowded, the neighbors are still helping each other, and they are cleaner than they have ever been. Beat that, New York and Washington!
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-an exert from “America’s Biggest Brain Magnets” posted on NewGeography.com
“Rather than following a clear path to the world of the “hip and cool,” college graduates appear influenced by a more nuanced and complex series of factors in terms of their location. New Orleans’ No. 1 ranking, for example, is likely product of the continuing recovery of its shrunken population, where the central city appears to be somewhat more attractive to professionals than before Katrina while the suburban populations have recovered more quickly from the disaster.”
I ride my bike for transportation. I ride it to work. I ride it to the store. I ride it to meet up with friends. I ride it to diner. I ride it along the levee. New Orleans is ahead of the game. We already have bike lanes and are implementing more throughout the city. Many cities are struggling to make themselves more pedestrian and bicycle friendly, but New Orleans does not see this as a challenge, we see it as necessary for our infrastructure. Being able to bike to my destination makes me a happier more fit person. From my bicycle I can see everything going on in the neighborhoods that I ride through. You can’t be a part of your community behind walls of steel.