About Elicia Cardenas


Elicia's diverse bike background includes everything from being an original member of the Sprockettes to working for City Commissioner of Transportation Sam Adams. She's currently the Vice-chair of the Portland Bicycle Advisory Committee, an employee of Alta Planning+Design, a bike and pedestrian safety educator for the BTA and a proud transportation geek. She'll cover various infrastruture and advocacy topics.

Elicia Cardenas Posts

Are cyclists heroes?

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

[The following ode was written by new contributor Elicia Cardenas and was originally published to the Shift email list almost one year ago. She wrote it in response to someone who questioned why some cyclists act like heroes or “holier than thou” once astride their bicycles. In the future Elicia will be writing about bike infrastructure, advocacy, and other geeky stuff. Welcome Elicia!]

I am heroic because I ride my bike. All of us are.

I am a hero because every day someone almost kills me while I am trying to get to work.

I am a hero because a car swerved into the bike lane and almost hit me, and I kept riding.
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