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Bike commuting is green, healthy & cheap, so why don’t more people do it?

May 3rd, 2010

Bicyclist (Photo: Savo Ilic/dreamstime)

Bicyclist (Photo: Savo Ilic/dreamstime)

It’s May, which means it’s Bicycle Month. Cities and cycling clubs around the country are promoting bicycle riding by sponsoring group rides and bike commuter events , culminating around Bike to Work Day on May 21. But the presence on the American calendar of a designated month to encourage bicycle transportation underscores the fact that most people in this nation get around by driving cars, not by riding bikes.

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Out of excuses: You — yes, you — can ride your bike to work

May 13th, 2009

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

Paul Dorn knows that getting Americans to ride a bike to work instead of driving a car is quite the uphill battle. Even on a good day, he says, only a tiny percentage of the nation’s commuters use pedal power to get to their jobs.

He remains undeterred.

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