Riding North on the Bayshore bike path with 8 lanes of 101 cacophony just 20 yards to my left I was struck by the divide that I was riding along. The sun isn’t quite up, but to my right there is a the start of of a glow in the sky coming up over the East Bay Hills. The Bay is just changing from black and I can see egrets by the reeds standing still looking for their morning meal. How can these 2 scenes exist just yards apart? On the left is modern life – really only commonplace the last 70 or 80 years and to the right is nature, mostly as it has always been, hanging on at the urban fringe. Did we make a choice or was it made for us?