Last week I quoted the Vatican’s view on roads:

The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

Friday morning I got to see that in action in spades. I had an appointment on Interstate Ave and elected to walk. As I crossed the Broadway Bridge eastbound, I encountered a hundred or more cyclists in a steady stream commuting into downtown and had the opportunity to exchange a wave with 3 different people that I know (including a PDOT bureau director). I also came across the SHIFT Breakfast-on-the-bridges crew serving coffee to the commuters.

I can safely say I’ve never encountered that kind of delightful instantaneous community while driving a car.

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