We all win when more people bike, more often
Opinion piece for DomPost, (printed with minor edits, 24 January 2012, pB5)
Riding a bike is fun. Most of us remember the sense of freedom when cruising round the neighbourhood as kids. It is a convenient way to get around. It eliminates parking worries. Our air and waterways are cleaner.
Biking makes you feel good.
So why do we waste time and money by bickering?
Over the last four years, New York City has seen a transportation renaissance on its streets, striking a better balance by providing more space for walking, biking, and transit.