A new initiative intended to encourage the use of non-motorized transportation and enhance community is Summer Parkways. This is run entirely by volunteers and you can be one of them. The next Summer Parkways day is this coming Sunday, Aug 22.
Now you might think that sitting at an intersection for a couple of hours would be a completely boring waste of your time. You're right--if you choose that. But nothing says you just have to sit there like a bump on a log.
You'll notice I said this is also about community. Bring something that will allow the people walking and rolling by to interact with you. Bring sidewalk chalk or a game. Do a beanbag toss or make a couple of hopscotch games on the pavement. You are limited by your imagination. Make it fun.
Tomorrow evening is the volunteer training session at Riverfront Park. If you want to volunteer--and you do because you like to have fun, right?--then go to the Summer Parkways site. I'll see you at the training.
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