Posted by marilynch
It’s the end of an era. The Kimball Foundation’s Thank-U-Grams, which feature a bicycle courier, have been around for over fifty years. I’ve used them myself from childhood to the present day.
As of 2011, the Kimball Foundation is no longer making these.
Of course, it’s never the end of an era for being thankful!
Sweet! A Monterey County bike infrastructure project:
Newly paved and striped in 2011. Two lanes for bikes and a separate lane (where recumbent is momentarily parked) for pedestrians.
Photo courtesy of Leo Kodl.
Gratitude for bike infrastructure and more
What bicycle infrastructure and related support do you especially appreciate in Monterey County? Consider:
- paths, lanes, routes
- bicycle detection at traffic signals
- bike racks, lockers, and corrals
- bike valet parking
- maps and more
Comment at the end of this post; or better yet, let Monterey City Council, Salinas City Council, and other local cities’ councils, board of supervisors, and the Transportation Agency know you appreciate bicycling infrastructure improvements!
Tell bike-friendly businesses and organizations you are grateful for them too, whether because of handy bike racks or other special accommodations for bicycle parking, because they give discounts to cyclists, or for other reasons.
Bicycle infrastructure in Monterey County
See Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail and links in that post. Also see Blanco Road bike lane project, Vids for Kids–and Adults, Making Downtown More Bike Friendly, and related posts on this site. (Most infrastructure posts can be found in the “Local Bike News” section.)
You will also found infrastructure contacts on the Bicycle Shops, Services, Clubs and Resources page of this site.
Know any bike couriers like the one on that thank-u-gram?
I do! It may be the end of an era for thank-u-grams, but it’s still the beginning for bicycle courier services in Monterey County.
On 12/8/09, I met Monterey native Michael Baroni, after seeing a poster for his business in a Lighthouse Avenue retail window. Click here to learn more about Mike’s company, Green Pedal Couriers, or just give Mike a call: 831/920-8181.
Santa Cruz County
Give thanks! It’s the holiday season, and your list of errands is probably longer than usual. These businesses are ready to help you–and in doing so, they are helping to keep our beautiful Monterey Bay region cleaner too, as Baroni says, “One pedal at a time.”