A Springfield First

Tom Vanderbilt — author of a book everyone should readwrote about the diverging diamond intersection in his column for Slate. The first one in the U.S. was built right here in Springfield. I’ll be taking my CyclingSavvy class through that intersection tomorrow 🙂

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Comments 11

  1. robert wrote:

    How many students do you have? Good luck, Andy.

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 11:32 am
  2. Michael wrote:

    I tried to read traffic, I just could not get though it.

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 12:42 pm
  3. Andy Cline wrote:

    Robert… 5 students. And thanks! It should be fun.

    Michael… It looks imposing, but is actually quite easy to negotiate.

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 1:51 pm
  4. Keri wrote:

    Have a great class this weekend! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 3:54 pm
  5. Robert wrote:

    Who (in general) are your five students? Do you know any of them?

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 4:14 pm
  6. Steve A wrote:

    Are you doing this teaching solo or who is your partner in crime?

    Posted 30 Sep 2011 at 5:10 pm
  7. Andy Cline wrote:

    Robert… My wife and daughter were two of them. As you know, filling classes isn’t easy. But they needed it no matter who was teaching it.

    Steve… CS is normally taught in pairs. My partner was Karen Karabell from St. Louis.

    Keri… Will be posting soon.

    Posted 03 Oct 2011 at 10:07 am
  8. robert wrote:

    If you had three students who you did not know, that’s incredible. How did you advertise to reach those three unknown people.

    Even now, I’d guess that most of our students are people who we have some kind of connection with.

    Posted 04 Oct 2011 at 11:22 am
  9. Andy Cline wrote:

    Robert… I knew one of the others — just not a part of my family 🙂 The other two were unknown to me. Both came in from Facebook.

    Posted 04 Oct 2011 at 1:54 pm
  10. Anthony Carter wrote:

    Hm, I had no idea the one on Kansas was the first in the U.S. Now we have two! My experience with them has been pretty positive, though.

    Posted 04 Oct 2011 at 3:35 pm
  11. Tracy Wilkins wrote:


    Glad you had some takers. Good job.

    Posted 05 Oct 2011 at 1:18 pm