Picture this: You’re coming home from Hullabaloo. You’ve got a basket mounted on your handlebars (or maybe behind your seat) filled to the brim with all sorts of handmade treasures for everyone on your guest list (and strapped in safely, of course). You feel the cool autumn breeze in your hair and the sun on your face (because it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend, we promise!). Pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles are successfully and safely sharing the road. Kingston is such a great place to live, shop, and ride!
Biking is a convenient, economical, and earth-friendly mode of transportation, but many cities are lacking the infrastructure to safely support travel by bicycle. Bike Friendly Kingston is an association of individuals whose mission is “to make Kingston a safer, more bike-able city.” They meet monthly in person, where they advocate for better bicycle infrastructure and policies, educate residents about the benefits of safe and responsible biking, and promote biking events and activities—including Bike to Work, Bike to School Day, the Annual Feast on Wheels dinner, and more. Their website includes resources like the plan details for the city’s “Building a Better Broadway” initiative, and a Google bike rack map (there are probably more than you thought!). Join their Facebook group(https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikefriendlykingstonny/) or visit www.bikefriendlykingston.org for more information.
And on the weekend of Hullabaloo, there will be even more bike racks on Broadway! Bike Friendly Kingston will be setting up their portable bike racks for free bike parking at the Murphy Center during Hullabaloo! We encourage you to bike to Hullabaloo, and say hello to their volunteers who will be on hand to talk to visitors about their initiatives. Because doesn’t the scenario above sound like SUCH a great way to spend the day?