Tag Archives: Rock Island Greenway

What do birds think of us humans? 30 days of biking, #30

What does a bird think of us? It’s all conjecture, isn’t it? No bird uses Google search, which would then allow its interests to be tracked, thus exposing a pattern of thought, maybe something of its reactions to us. Hard … Continue reading

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The problem with photography. 30 days of biking, #4

Pictures center on what the photographer wants to promote. You’re at a birthday party for Aunt Emma. You take a picture of her, maybe a picture of everyone. The photo is well composed: everyone is looking at the camera; they … Continue reading

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Wayfinding #2. 30 days of biking, #19

Found a new sign near the top of the Rock Island Greenway bridge over Knoxville Avenue. A sign featuring a single word: Love. Unfortunately, the sign fails as a wayfinding aid on many levels. Legibiliity: The letters are arrayed against … Continue reading

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Contrast and crisis. 30 days of biking, #16

Most of us toggle between at least two worlds. The analog world: the bicycle, ascending the bridge, coasting almost all the rest of the way to the destination—this is a short ride I look longingly to almost every day—people to … Continue reading

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Finding a new Peoria inside the old

Highways make it easy to leave Peoria. The Greenway makes it easier to stay. Continue reading

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