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24 Sep 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | ,
RTC Bike Parking Originally uploaded by Transportation for America
Indoor bike parking at the headquarters of Rails-to-Trails in Washington, DC makes bike commuting for their employees easier and more attractive.

From our partners at the Streetsblog Network, we wanted to pass along a cool request. The Streetsblog Network, the hub for bloggers across the country writing about sustainable transportation and livable streets issues, is on a quest for pictures from all four corners of the country. The deadline for this series of photos is next Tuesday, so take advantage of the (hopefully great!) weather where you are this weekend and get some great new photos.

Here’s the announcement from Network editor Sarah Goodyear.

We need your help.

We want to see what you’re seeing when you’re out there on the streets of America, and we’re going to be asking you to send us your pictures on specific themes in the weeks to come.

This week: bike traffic.

In pretty much every part of the country, fall is prime biking weather — not too hot, not too cold. Just right for riding to work, doing your errands or getting out and about for some recreation.

Well, we want the proof. Shoot us your pictures of bike traffic in the places you live — the more cyclists the merrier. Of course, while pictures of jam-packed bike lanes are welcome, feel free to send along anything noteworthy, beautiful or just plain fun.

We’ll gather the results and put them together in a slide show for your enjoyment and edification.

You can send JPEGs to me at sarah [at] streetsblog [dot] org. Or tag your photos with streetsblog in Flickr.

Don’t forget to include caption info, and let us know how you want to be credited. Need a deadline? Submit your entries by next Tuesday, September 29th.

And have fun out there!

If this is the first time you’re hearing about the Streetsblog Network and you’re a local or regional blogger, go visit their site for more information on adding your blog to the national blog network of more than 300 blogs focused on sustainable transport, smart growth and livable streets issues.