The time we waste in traffic every day is astounding. Average one-way commutes in our country are nearing 30 minutes. Only 10 percent of our population uses public transportation, and just 4 percent of us use it for our daily commute. A whopping 84 percent of us drive alone to work.This is a great article dispelling the mythical arguments many make about why they can't bicycle to work, especially "The roads are unsafe for cycling": "You've got a better chance of being killed by stabbing (3 to 1) than you do of being killed on your bicycle."
We've heard the arguments before, but they’re worth repeating: The roads are unsafe for cycling. I don't have showers at work. I have to take the kids to school or daycare on my way to the office. The weather sucks. I don't have any extra time to commit to cycling instead of driving.
So in the spirit of the popular Discovery Channel show, let's deal with the myths, one by one. (Read more.)
Image: Web capture. Imagine the reaction of Critical Mass-phobic journalists if participants started carrying weapons! Not that I'm advocating that. Yet.
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