It's been way too long since I posted here. It's not because I haven't been interested in cycling, advocacy, complete streets, or simply getting the word out... it's because I've been looking for a new job.
OSU proved not to be the place for me, and now I'm looking for something else. No, this isn't a request for help or plea for you to look for jobs for me, but it's just an explanation of where I've been, especially with all the crazy news going on with cycling in Columbus recently. But I haven't even been on my bike more than a couple times in the month of July, unfortunately... interviewing in the summer sort of means you need to arrive at your interview looking something less than a sweaty mess, and since it generally also means wearing a suit... you get the idea. Hopefully the search will be over soon and I'll be able to get back to work.
But this brings up an interesting point that I haven't really thought about before, as I was sort of expecting for too long (hence my staying there so long) to retire from OSU eventually and not having to change my commuting habits. Every time I've heard from a company that wants to interview me, I've been checking the length of the trip to the job site to see if it's bikeable. And getting away from the simple up-and-down High Street commute is proving to be more challenging as I look at jobs in Dublin, Westerville, Worthington, and downtown.
So bear with me while I complete this search and get back to work. And I'll keep you posted with what I'm doing to stay on the bike - it's another chance for us to all learn together what we can do to keep on cycling!
People, not speed.