Bike Photos from the Inauguration
In addition to people selling merchandise, there were lots of people selling services of one kind or another. Two enterprising bicycle enthusiasts from Colorado had come to Washington with a couple of pedal-powered taxis and were giving people rides. After the inauguration, they planned to take their pedicabs down to Tampa for the Superbowl.
From the free concert at Lincoln Memorial
At the end of the show, the hundreds of thousands of people calmly dispersed, northward into DC, filling the streets. It was a great preview for the coming inauguration, and gave me (an alternative transportation activist) a nice glimpse of what a car-free Washington DC would look like. There were pedal-powered taxis and bicyclists everywhere and the DC metro system, operating on a ramped up rush-hour schedule was able to seamlessly take all these people back home. I walked 10 or 15 blocks east to the “Metro Center” station stop and I didn’t even have to wait for a train.