Great biking infographic.

Via on Dec 16, 2011

Biking And Health
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4 Responses to “Great biking infographic.”

  1. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Kind of ironic, but the "Good Roads Movement", which led to "free" infra-structure for the automobile and therefore led to super incentives to drive and to suburbanize, was started by bicyclists in the late 19th century. The car and rubber industry, though, quickly co-opted the movement and the rest is history.

    Industry received essential backing from intellectuals, who saw subsidized car roads as a way to escape the greedy clutches of heartless railroad capitalism. A bit more irony, there.

    Anyway, even better than European style incentives suggested here, take cars off welfare. No more "free" car roads. None. Infrastructure should be paid for by the users and only the users. Now there's some incentive to cycle, not to mention incentive to relocate jobs, homes, shopping, churches, entertainment and just about everything closer to the center, simultaneously freeing up wildlands and farmlands.

    Happy cycling!

  2. Mark Ledbetter says:

    A bit more…

    America once had the best mass transit system in history. Not the best at that time, the best that has ever existed. Better than anything that Europe or Japan has even now.

    If you are under 70 years old, you probably have never heard the word “interurban.” Ask your grandparents. They know the word and assume you do too. The pathetic imitation we have now is called light rail.

    Just about every city in the country with a population over two or three thousand was plugged into the system. No need for soccer moms, car-pooling, or rush hour driving wars. You didn’t have to have a government license to live a normal life (ie to drive a car). Main Street and Downtown were vibrant and viable. Farmlands and wildlands were a short ride away.

    The Subsidy (free infrastructure and wars to protect petroleum) turned our trains into a third world system and destroyed the city systems. Carworld is NOT a result of a free market in transportation. Tell that to your conservative friends!

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