We picked this story up on the excellent http://quickrelease.tv cycling blog, and it relates to the sharp increase in cycle commuting, and the fact that with fuel costs spiralling to new heights every day, cycling is the CHEAP and SUPERIOR way of getting get to work.
Here’s a quick excerpt from the site, but make sure you check out all the links in the quickrelease story here.
“With gas prices above the $4 mark, more cash-strapped commuters are turning to bikes.”
Reporters tend to lead with the economics angle, but the best pieces – for the image of cycling – are those that interview converts to cycling. And, with the zeal common among converts, they recount how they may have started cycling because of the spiralling price of fuel but they have discovered how much faster cycling is in towns and how much weight they’ve lost and – the knock-out punch – how much fun it is.”