Are you an every-day hero?
Being an aware citizen and taking action can do more for keeping our streets and communities safe than most any other measures we can take. It’s been proven that the more people that are around witnessing a crime, the less likely it is that any one will do anything about it. It’s a psychological thing – we don’t want to be bothered and hope one of those other people will take action instead, so we can go along with our own lives in a bubble.
It’s stories like these that really reinforce for me the idea of community and what it means to be part of one. In some ways biking and walking brings our communities back to a more human scale. I notice when I’m biking that I take more notice of what is around me because it’s easier to do. It’s a way to connect with the environment and the people I see. I love it when I see another biker on the road and they wave to me, just because we’re both out biking and no other reason.
Do you have any stories like this to share?