Stop

I live in Berkeley, otherwise known as Berzerkely, in sunny California. In this teeny little 10 1/2 square mile patch of earth, we have a large number of people who like to walk and bike (not drive).

On more than a few stop signs around town, people have spray painted a little add-on request:

STOP

driving!

I find it funny and also helpful. I love being in a town where drivers are accustomed to sharing the road with bikers. I love riding my bike. I feel 15 years old when I ride my bike around town. It gets my heart pumping and my brain thinking.
Often, I see people cruising on their bikes, singing some song. You have to see it to believe it — it is usually some regular person just coasting down a sweet little hill, hair streaming behind, singing some song with that relaxed passion that rubs off on everybody who hears them.

Today I saw a STOP sign variation that I had not seen in a while:

STOP

APATHY

I wish I passed by this sign everyday.

One Comment Add yours

  1. RecessionCone says:

    This year I’ve been biking to school almost every day. It’s striking to me how considerate people driving cars are to me as I ride around Berkeley. It’s good to feel you’re in a place where people support bikers.

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