Everything from conservation easements, community gardens, sustainable business practices, green construction and alternative transportation initiatives are changing the face of the city, according to writer Lee Graves.
The author helps to make his point with local attorney, and BizSense guest columnist, Tom Bowden. Bowden makes his 9-mile commute by bicycle.
From the article:
“I don’t see a lot of bicyclers in the morning,” Bowden, a lawyer with Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, says about the 9-mile ride. “One day, I counted as many as 10 people on their bikes who looked like they were going somewhere with a purpose. I think that’s the most I’ve ever seen.”
The one exception is Bike to Work Day in May, a national effort with strong backing from Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones. And Bowden sees that as one of numerous positive signs. “I think Richmond is a much better cycling environment than it was, and it’s getting better all the time.”
You can read Bowden’s recent guest column about how two wheeled transportation is good for Richmond here.