Matthew Carter: A Welcome New Addition

June 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm 2 comments

Trinity Park

Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, California, North Carolina…Matthew has lived in a few different places to say the least, but now that Durham is fortunate enough to have him, we will try our hardest to keep him.  Matthew became one of Clean Energy Durham’s Bicycle Transportation Trainers because he believes biking “is a very powerful alternative to car transportation” and he enjoys “meeting people in the neighborhood and helping to create a stronger community.”  We could not have said it better ourselves.

Matthew’s use of the bicycle really blossomed in California where he found himself living five miles from school without a car.  It turns out that riding a bike for 20-30 minutes is a lot more convenient than a two-hour walk.  Living on the cheap, Matthew worked at a bike co-op in Santa Fe to earn a bicycle, and in the process he discovered that he really enjoys fixing up cast off old bikes.

Durham has no shortage of old bikes that need fixing up, and Matthew is putting his skills to work by volunteering at the Durham Bike Coop, where he once again has assembled a bike that now takes him on his commute down the American Tobacco Trail to work.

It is clear that Matthew has integrated well into the Durham culture, because he and his Trinity Park neighbors have included a food truck round-up in their neighborhood bike clinic planning.

To be connected with Matthew, contact robin@cleanenergydurham.org

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