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Pedaling toward a postcarbon future #bike #bikecommuting

Pedaling toward a postcarbon future #bike #bikecommuting

sierraclub.org - sierra magazine - march/april 2010 - look ma, no car! Look Ma, No Car! Pedaling toward a postcarbon future By Kyle Boelte SIDEBAR: Harrass a Cyclist, Go to Jail My legs start to burn as I hit a hill, but the soft yellows of dawn are filtering through the city streets, and a cool breeze is brushing my cheeks. My mind is clear. At the end of my five-mile bike commute, my blood is flowing, I'm focused, and I'm excited for work. This is how I start my day: fully alive. How many Americans can say the same about their commute? I have a hunch: all the cyclists. Until recently, bike commuting in the United States was something of a cult, mysterious to outsiders who assume it's only for the young, the superfit, and the spandex-clad. But that's rapidly changing, as urban planners are designing streets where bikes are as welcome as cars, and employers are offering bi...

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