28 Oct '11, 3pm

Sometimes just taking people on a bike ride can change their life. An anti-bike journalist did and it did.

Sometimes just taking people on a bike ride can change their life. An anti-bike journalist did and it did.

After an exchange of emails with James, the two of them went for a bike ride together, so that "the Fixer", whose gig at the Star involves solving reader's problems, could learn about the problems cyclists face. The result was a surprise to both of them. Lakey writes: The idea was to provide us with examples of the perils encountered while riding, and to show us the need for and advantages of infrastructure that makes cycling safer and more viable. But an unintended consequence of our journey was soon apparent: Cycling is an immensely enjoyable way to get around, especially on a fall day when moderate exertion results in minimal sweat. The Fixer concludes: By the time we were done, we'd seen so many examples of crumbled asphalt and sunken sewer grates near the curb that we had a new appreciation for cyclists' complaints about having to mix with traffic to get around them. ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/anti-bike-journal...

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