Thought you all might be interested in this:
"The numbers are staggering. The ECF estimates the European Union’s cycling industry to be worth almost $300 billion a year, roughly equivalent to Denmark’s GDP."
"Although new bicycles actually outsell new cars in the United States as in many parts of Europe, tackling American dependence on the automobile remains a huge hurdle."
"'We have a dreadful driving culture that basically lets 200 million people operate 2-ton vehicles with little to no training, accountability or control,” Clarke says. “If you happen to be outside a car — on foot or on a bike — the system looks and feels dangerous, so people don't do it.'"
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