Sunday, March 16, 2008
Where we need bikes
A friend up in Lafayette, La., fired off a note today about the waste of gas from people idling in the drive-through lines at banks and fast-food joints. I think lots of those food and bank runs would be perfect for doing on a bicycle. Someone said to me last week that a quarter of all motor trips in the United States are for less than two miles. Your mechanic will tell you those are awful gas-guzzlers, because the engine never gets warmed up. Yet a two-mile ride on a bike is usually just delightful. Let's spread the word, eh? This is Bicycle Month in Miami and throughout Florida. What better time to give our neighbors a helpful nudge!