In Fort Worth, Mayor Betsy Price rides her bicycle to connect with residents →

July 21, 2014 |

Good for her:

The mayor regularly swoops into the city’s disparate neighborhoods on her bike to conduct “rolling town-hall meetings,” taking City Hall to the people. Residents bike up next to her to discuss a variety of issues and grievances, like zoning, potholes and trash pickup.

This really ought to be a common practice for Mayors all over the world. It’s also a pretty smart strategy to engage with residents: I have found it is very difficult to be angry when riding a bicycle.