This is is my first semester as editor of The Blueprint. Along with a young staff, I’m learning as I go. Although we’re fairly green, everyone has been putting a lot of effort into making this a great semester for the magazine.
The staff and I are covering several topics this issue, most that directly impact Lincolnites.
The bike stories are especially interesting to me because I grew up in a town of 2,000 people, and I could ride my bike on any sidewalk or street in town without being concerned about my safety. Actually, I probably could have taken a nap on the road in front of my house at any time of the day, and I would have had a greater chance of getting struck by lightning
than of getting hit by a car.
I hope readers who have similar cycling experiences as I did growing up, as well as seasoned cyclists, will benefit from our stories this issue. Because alternative means of transportation are becoming more popular in cities nationwide, it’s important that we be informed about the ways to get around other than personal automobiles.
In addition, we have a story this semester on two bridges in our area. Bridge safety has been a huge concern for the public after the bridge collapse in Minnesota, so we thought it would be appropriate to delve into the details of what keeps local bridges safe.
I thank you for picking up this issue and hope you enjoy the articles the staff has worked on this semester. The staff and I are always interested in what our audience wants to read, so I encourage you to email me at email@example.com if you have ideas for topics that you think would be beneficial to include in our future issues.
Editor In Chief