In this urban jungle we move afraid,
Of capitalism one more masterpiece
Where the car has long been crowned
After it displaced all others,
The other means of transportation.
Climate change and pollution,
No matter what Donald Trump and
Many other climate change deniers say,
Make us move toward a new direction.
We move slowly approaching
That necessary transformation
To foster mobility for all
The different modes of transportation.
Bicycles are part of the solution
Where transport coexistence is most needed
On our streets and on our roads.
O car, thou shalt no longer be king
But just one more of our modes
Where space shall be returned
To the people on the streets.
With more humanized environments
Machines become second place.
We all want to breathe clean air
So let us think it to be fair
To promote more biking use.
Try a bicycle just one day
And move slowly on your ride.
Feel the rhythm and the cadence
While you’re pedaling there’s more silence
Than the buzzing of so many cars.
Breathe the air of our planet
Now that we can still enjoy it.
Do you want to keep this joy
And extend it to the others?
In the distance I see
A new dawn coming
With its sunbeams crossing
Through many spokes of wheels,
Wheels of change.
© January 2017 Marta Pombo Sallés