Letter: Re: ‘A Pedestrian in Kingman’

I appreciated the pedestrian story written by Mr. Aaron Ricca.

As a cyclist and multi-modal traveler, I have done everything including buying a “cargo bike” to live a less car-dominated lifestyle. I often ride two miles to work and even further to take family and I out for grocery shopping or to rec classes. People in Kingman do look at non-motorized travelers like we are from another planet.

I am actually shocked because I saw more people cycling or walking in Phoenix, where the streets continue for tens of miles, and the temperatures reach the high 110s, than I do in Kingman where the weather is unmatched and everything is a stone’s throw away.

As a side note, it is well documented that people’s quality of life improves, and businesses also see an improvement in revenue when located on a bike route, due to riding or walking.

Kingman could, and I hope does learn, something from your article. Good for you for trying to inspire multi-modal transportation.

Jeremy Palmer