Committee Chair Craig Kelley Explores #EastCoastResiliency


Councillor Kelley at South Station bus terminal preparing to depart for Houlton, ME, with his bicycle, disassembled in the cardboard box behind him. (Photo Courtesy of Craig A. Kelley)

On Wednesday, August 24, Craig will start a two week #EastCoastResiliency bike tour through New England.

Roughly paralleling Route 95 from Houlton, ME, to (eventually) Key West, FL, Craig will be cycling through communities of all types along the East Coast. Along the way, he will be stopping to ask people two basic questions: What makes them worry and what makes them feel safe?

Anticipated to last roughly 3 years of periodic riding interspersed with related research, Craig is reaching outside the Cambridge "bubble" to look at resiliency concerns on a larger scale and to identify challenges and opportunities that are easy to miss if one focuses too locally. With no set itinerary, no reservations, a tent and spare inner tubes, the flexibility of this endeavor allows him to follow the resiliency discussion wherever it needs to go.

Craig will be posting updates on his adventure on Instagram at #EastCoastResiliency and you should feel free to share your comments and suggestions with him there.

[Photo: Councillor Kelley with his bicycle, disassembled in the cardboard box behind him, at South Station bus terminal preparing to depart for Houlton, ME. Photo Courtesy of Craig A. Kelley]


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