Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Clear path for pedal power

From the Orlando Sentinel, 01.31.07:

During the State of the Union address, President Bush addressed a growing sentiment in this country and our community: Our nation must reduce its dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse-gas emissions. One way is to get serious about bicycling.

Let's remember that bicycling is not an all-or-nothing proposition. There are many Americans who want to use bicycles more often. They understandably don't want to give up their cars, but many of their trips can be accomplished by bike. Saying "we can't ask people to give up their cars" is appealing only to people's fears; it won't help us solve our problem.

Our new battle cry should be "Help Americans bike." (Read more.)
This is a great piece by Mighk Wilson, the bicycle and pedestrian coordinator for Metroplan Orlando.

Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

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