Select Page

Opinion | Now is the perfect time to start cycling

Opinion | Now is the perfect time to start cycling

Cyclists ride during the Big Rove bicycle event on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The route, which is part of the RAGBRAI training series, was 36…

Friday, Mar 25

News

Cyclists ride during the Big Rove bicycle event on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The route, which is part of the RAGBRAI training series, was 36 miles long starting in Iowa City with stops in North Liberty and Solon. Winter is over, and snow is but a memory. Suffice to say, the weather recently has been much better than weeks past. Days have been mostly sunny, and temperatures were rarely below 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the afternoons, constituting the perfect weather for a jog or some quality time outside.

Because of the warmer climate, getting around Iowa City by bicycle has become a more viable option. With parking problems and rising gas prices, people should bike more, as it is a less costly alternative to using automobiles, and it is better for the environment and personal health.

It would not be revolutionary to claim that parking in Iowa City can be a bit of a hassle. Recently, University of Iowa nursing students were asked about their experiences with parking , and it has not been positive. Their main complaint — and bottom line of the problem — is parking is expensive.

Debby Zumbach, associate vice president of business services and director of parking and transportation, told the Daily Iowan that nothing can be done about that current parking situation.

However, with the change in weather, those expenses can now be avoided by using bicycles, as bike parking on campus is free .

Another expense issue with cars is gas, as prices have been on […]

Share This