28 Jun '11, 9am

Interstate Bicycle Highway System Is On Its Way

Interstate Bicycle Highway System Is On Its Way

Some might argue that a system like this is not really saving energy, because most people will be using it for recreation and not as a substitute for motorized travel. I would suggest that, while that might be true in many cases, you have to ask what other forms of recreation this might be offsetting. When you consider how many popular forms of recreation require substantial amounts of energy, it seems likely that real savings will occur. Secondly, this kind of recreational opportunity will attract more people to cycling (which is already the 7th largest recreational activity in the country), some of whom will use it instead of driving a car, for running errands around town if not commuting.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/interstate-bicycle-hi...

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