Interesting commute this morning. I got to witness good and bad in two ways.
Situation One: On my way down Dodridge Road and passing by the OSU Wetlands Research Station, I had a driver slow down to turn into it. And stop completely. I stopped behind her, wondering what the hell was going on, naturally. She (I think it was a lady) then waved me to go past her.
The good: she was obviously trying to be bike-friendly.
The bad: huh? Folks, if you really want to be bike friendly, just turn. I wasn't so close behind her that I was going to ram her or anything. Also, if you interrupt the normal flow of traffic to accommodate bikes, you create dangerous situations where other drivers, including the cyclists you're trying to help, don't know what to do or why you're acting a certain way. And you can also create situations where you upset other drivers by trying to be TOO nice to bikes.
Situation Two: I got to work, and pulled up to where I'm normally the only bike in residence. SURPRISE! I was totally unable to park my bike in the rack because it was full!
The good: more people are biking to work!
The bad: I had to lock my bike to a post. Luckily it was still under cover.
Time to send off an email to facilities and see if we can't get a second rack out there!