I believe in government. How could I not.
Government is what we all accomplish together. It’s not one sect or another. It’s not this community or that. It’s all of us. Working together for the common good.
It sickens me that there is such naysaying about government, and such little attention (and even less funding) to public works – the physical expression of what we can do together for each other.
Maybe that’s why I’m so excited about the 606 – Chicago’s new 2.7 mile elevated bike/running/walking trail. Last night I walked the trail, and this morning I biked it four times back and forth.
Wow. Elevated above the city and winding through city neighborhoods, it’s a zen paradise in the midst of urban madness. The 606 has become my favorite new Chicago destination, and I plan on trekking of biking it on every visit.
We need more public works. We need old infrastructure repaired and we need new visions, like the 606, realized.
Congratulations, Chicago. Do more. Let’s hope we all do more.