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Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Velo News - Why ride a bicycle? Ten reasons and counting

Why ride a bicycle? Ten reasons and counting
'Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride.'- President John F. Kennedy

Why ride a bicycle? When I asked 10 observers of the bicycle industry, they replied with inspired observations, unprintable expletives, lively endorsements of guilt-free dessert consumption and one common complaint - 'Jeez, to pare it down to just one reason is difficult.'

Meanwhile in Melbourne, children at some schools are stopped from riding due to "safety concerns". Federal, State & Local governments, along with NGO's & community groups are considering and implementing sustainable transport initiatives, only to be impended by these Catch-22 attitudes.