My mom is so cute - she emailed me this weekend telling me that on CBS Sunday Morning, they had a whole story on the upsurge of biking. They have a brief shout-out to Chicago at around 5:50, but later on in the video it makes me jealous of Portland, Oregon, hailed here as the 'biggest bicycling success story.'
I love this quote towards the end: "I'll just challenge your viewers to think about substituting one trip a week that they normally take by car, try it on a bike," Birk said. "Try a short trip that's 2 miles or less." As more and more people take up biking, I'm sure we'll see a lot more of this.
Here's the video:
Here's the link to the story: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/27/sunday/main4297624.shtml