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HEY!

I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!

1.25.2011

What Would it Take for You to Bike?

There's an interesting discussion going on today over at Cyclelicious about the "fear of traffic." Is the fear of riding a bicycle in traffic keeping you from choosing to ride your bike to work?

Deeper into the article, the author says:


"I still really believe that, for most people, “lack of facilities” is an cop out. 98% of the American population drive cars to work because it’s easy and convenient. Build a bike path from their front door to their office or factory, and they’re still going to drive most of the time."


So what do you think? If there was a bike path "from your front door to the office," would that entice you to ditch the car and ride to work?  What if you had shower and changing facilities at the office? If your employer offered an incentive program with weekly prizes? What about this "fear of traffic" business?