25 Apr '11, 2pm

How the bicycle economy can help us beat the energy crisis via @grist

How the bicycle economy can help us beat the energy crisis via @grist

This is the fifth column in a series focusing on the economics of bicycling. Libya . Bahrain . Iraq . Afghanistan . Canada . Fukushima . North Dakota . Fukushima . North Dakota . The Gulf Coast . Pennsylvania . Each of these stories stands alone as an urgent parable about our increasingly fragile reliance on affordable, plentiful energy. Take them together, and the myth of abundant fuel that our economy relies on falls to pieces all at once . What if there were some source of energy that could replace a substantial part of our current consumption? One that didn't rely on coal , or on corn , or on fast-track investment in renewables ? One with negligible direct costs, that paid us back, equitably and many times over the more we used it? I mean the bicycle, of course. The idea doesn't seem so absurd when you realize how much of our energy crisis is a transportation crisis. C...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-04-25-how-the-bicycle-ec...

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