Stay a slave to gas prices, or switch gears and ride a bikeEncouraging article from Virginia, featuring supportive comments from state officials at the kick-off event for National Bike Month.
Each morning, Sam Perry dons a helmet, hops on his bicycle and pedals 4 miles from his home to his job at a software company near Broad Street and Parham road. "Part of it is my own health initiative," (Perry) said, "and part of it is having one less car on the road."
With motor vehicles polluting, the planet warming and the price of gas approaching $4 a gallon, wouldn't we all benefit from fewer cars on the road? "Unfortunately, it takes a price like we're seeing today to lead people to seek alternative transportation," said Perry's wife, Kimberly Perry, executive director of the Lakeside-based BikeWalk Virginia...
It's clear we need to switch gears and look beyond the automobile and gas pump for our transportation solutions. (Read more.)
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