We all create favored paths to repeat destinations, which become so routine to us we don’t think twice as we go along. These routes often help us avoid scary intersections, high-traffic streets, or killer hills in favor of something more pleasant and user-friendly. The idea of the “Wiggle” began in San Francisco where cyclists share a famous winding route for getting through the hilly divide. While Austin doesn’t face the same magnitude of “hills,” we thought we’d tap into the local scene for some trip-tips from Austin cyclers to share with our readers.
Michael shares his Wiggle:
My wiggle is cycling through the capitol grounds. It’s no secret or anything, but it’s a great stretch of motorist-free roadway I ride each day. The roadway between the capitol and UT campus is low trafficked (although heavily policed, so one must stop at each of the 3 stop signs). Once you hit UT, you are largely motorist free for another 6 blocks or more. Pleasant commute!
We want to hear how you wiggle! Comment below or email us your wiggle at Lauren@MovabilityAustin.org.