06 Dec '17, 7pm

12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

Popular AlterNet 8h 12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity By Jay Walljasper For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a twenty-something thing, a warm weather thing or an upper-middle-class thing. And above all else, it's seen as a guy thing. But guess what? The times, they are a-changin'. More than 100 million Americans rode a bike in 2014, and bicycles have out-sold cars most years in the U.S. since 2003. Actually, Latinos bike more than any other racial group, followed by Asians and Native Americans. African Americans and whites bike at about the same rate. Most bicyclists are low-income according to census figures—as many as 49 percent of bike commuters make less than $25,000 a year. As for other misperceptions, keep in mind that Minneapolis (in chilly Minnesota) and Arlingt...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/bicycling-soar-popularity-251540...

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