We saw K* pull up to Beacon Natural Market to do some grocery shopping and asked her a few questions before she rode away with her bounty.
How long have you been in Beacon? Almost two years. Before this I was in New Haven.
How long have you been riding? My whole life. Well, since I was five.
How does cycling in Beacon compare with cycling in New Haven? Beacon’s a little easier. There are not as many busy streets. And I’ve noticed they’ve done a few things, like painting those bikes in the road.
Those are called sharrows. Oh, sharrows. Right. I get it.
Why do you ride? I really don’t like driving into town. I don’t live that far away. I feel empowered. I like being able to hop on and go.