(Charlottesville Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator) Amanda Poncy out for a morning walk with Buddy, five year old tricolor hound. Coincidentally, Poncy is walking on the 1976 TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, a 4247 mile transcontinental trail established for the Bicentennial.
One of my favorite aspects of snow is the momentary reclamation of the street, the commons, the several square miles of our city which we ceded to the automobile in the last century.
Pedestrians momentarily rule. People see and speak to each other. Smartphones are stored.
A calmness prevails. A chance to look around and see all we have created.
Walking about, everything is almost black and white, a most salutary condition.
Workers install snow ropes on the canopy of the Pavillion in preparation for winter weather. A safety feature for the the folk that later manually remove accumulated snow load.
Georgia Power security babysit a herd of bucket trucks slumbering just off Interstate 95 in the Azalea Mall parking lot in Richmond Virginia. I did not ask where the herd was headed, where were the drivers, how do they bill subcontracting work, was the road trip related to Hurricane Sandy.
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