So, here's the idea: You ride a bike, you see something that needs attention (ie: tree branches too low, storm drain grates that could eat your tire, glass in the path, etc. etc. etc.). Then you take some pictures, then take steps to fix it. (ie: pull out a broom or pruning shears, make some phone calls, or send emails, volunteer, etc. etc. etc.). Then you post your pictures, tell your story, and inspire others.
Imagine, if every day, each person did one thing to improve their local cycling community, how long would it take before things would really improve for all of us?
So, here's an example:
I found a storm drain near some lightrail tracks (Portland's MAX train), that was in a place that made it unsafe for cyclists and wheelchairists. I found someone in a wheelchair (turns out she was the National Director for the Paralyzed Veterans of America) willing to assist me in getting this fixed.
Here she is with the drain...
Then with the photos, emails and phone calls, I managed to get the city to replace it with one that won't trap a wheel.
Same drain, different wheelchairist
So, What Have YOU Done Today?