- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
- ISTOOK: IRS “wants to throw us in jail,” says tea party leader
- Easter woes: Chocolate costs soar, becoming ‘unaffordable’ luxury
- Michaels craft chain confirms hackers hit 3M customers
- Special Forces’ suicide rates hit record levels — casualties of ‘hard combat’
- Many Americans would quickly face financial hardship after losing job, poll shows
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks supporters at re-election campaign bash
- Texas seizes polygamist Warren Jeffs’ 1,600-acre ranch
Muscles rev for pedal to job
“I believe an environmentalist starts at home,” Mr. Nagle says.
This is all well and good, but the barriers of safety, parking, shower facilities, logistics, clothing choices, time, distance and physical demand (not everyone is ready to ride 20 to 30 miles a day) still remain.
“I know, but if you can break down one or two, maybe that’s enough to make bicycle commuting an option,” Mr. Sebastian says. The DDOT’s goal is that by 2025, about 5 percent, compared to the current 1 percent, of Washington’s population will commute by bicycle.
“This area is in many ways ideal for bicycle commuting,” Mr. Gilliland says. “We have gentle topography and a mild climate.”
He cites Denmark, where about 30 percent of residents commute by bicycle, as a model. Imagine waking up one day and seeing 30 percent of the region’s population riding bicycles. Yeah, not very likely. Americans love their cars — always have and always will, right?
“Yes, cars are definitely part of a cultural, institutional mind-set,” Mr. d’Eustachio says, “but I still believe that if you build them — as in bicycle lanes and trails — they will come.”
- Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'
- Immigration still on hold: Boehner's office
- Inside China: Marine's comment on islands draws sharp Chinese response
- Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws
- PRUDEN: When a bored president just 'mails it in'
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- With pot and e-cigarettes, Big Tobacco is just waiting to inhale emerging markets
- Hillary swoons at admitted illegal immigrant: 'Wow,' you're 'incredibly brave'
- Jews being told to register in Ukraine: John Kerry
- Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain in South Korea
Top 10 handguns in the U.S.