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In: Uncategorized19 Sep 2007
I was just reading something and realized… Three common ‘problems’ in America are pollution from all of us driving our SUVs, we’re all getting obese, and we’re using ridiculous levels of oil even as it becomes absurdly expensive.
Why is the government not more aggressively promoting bicycling? When you ride your bike to work, you emit no pollution at all. And, when you ride your bike to work, you’re getting a workout. And you’re not increasing our reliance on foreign oil.
Of course we still need cars. I wouldn’t want to go grocery shopping with just a bicycle. I wouldn’t want to bike to work in rain or slow. And I certainly wouldn’t want to bike from Waltham to Merrimack. But there are still all sorts of times when riding a bike would be perfectly practical, and I think that the government would do well to promote it / make roads more bike-friendly.