Did you know that Barcelona ranks in the top 20 most bike-friendly cities in the world? People really do bike almost everywhere here. It's a city goal. A lot of people have these crazy fold-up bikes that they take right into their office with them. Even the traffic laws are aligned so that it's legal for you to get pretty much anywhere by bike. There's a city bike service with bike pick up points that tons of locals use. You buy a card for the year and have access to bike pick ups all over the place. This week, our card came. Most of David's work is within a couple miles of our house, so for him, this will probably be a major mode of transport now.
Usually, I have a kid or three with me, so I doubt I'll be on a bike too often, but today I went for a ride down to Plaza Catalunya. I could be wrong, but I think it's been somewhere around 5 years since I rode a bike. I had to get up my courage in an alley way before I hit the streets. (Don't worry, I stayed within the guarded bike lanes.) It was soooO fun.
Here's to a little more time for city exploration this summer!