“How many people are stuck in traffic on their way to ride a stationary bike in a health club?”
The National Bicycle Summit is happening in Washington DC this Week. If you are like me, I could not make it. But I was able to squeeze in 10 calls to my various local, state and federal employees (representatives). There are more people riding bikes than ever in NJ. Half of all U.S. trips are three miles or less, and more than 90 percent are made by car. The National Bike Summit has improved bicycle-friendliness and livability in many communities, but the need and opportunity to improve physical activity, safety and livability in the U.S., while reducing congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and our dependence on oil – remains greater today than a decade ago. These issues seem difficult to solve but the answer is simple. The answer is the bicycle. Now is the time to ask the your friends, the Mayor and Congress to make strategic transportation investments that foster safe streets, healthy people, healthy communities. Tell them to act on a simple solution – the bicycle.