As part of our BocaFirst Vision Zero Project, we took our Boca Matters video series out of the studio and onto the street to talk to people about what it’s like to bicycle in Boca Raton. These are real world uses of Boca Raton’s pedestrian/bike infrastructure. In this episode, we profile “Better Bike Friendly” advocate Steve Wheeler. Steve is a teacher and commutes 7 miles from unincorporated Boca Raton to the City of Boca Raton.
Better Bike Friendly Advocate Steve Wheeler
PROFILE: Commuter Cyclist
DESCRIPTION: When his car blew up, Steve needed to find a way to get from the Boca Rio Rd and SW 18th St area of unincorporated Boca Raton to the City. Steve describes various routes, how he handles the weather and shares is insight into why some motorists mistakenly and unjustly hate cyclists. Watch this episode to learn why.
NOTABLE QUOTE: “I know that strip of paint does’t protect me against a ton and a half of metal. But drivers like it. They like it when I’m in my space and they’re in theirs.”
You can watch all our Better Bike Friendly Advocate interviews on the BocaFirst YouTube channel here.