Statistic for the Day

by Vince

A boom in sales of bicycles has been washing over America (see this study):

We don’t want to underestimate Americans’ ability to buy things they don’t use, but bike sales were up 9 percent this quarter. There was an even bigger jump — 29 percent — in sales of road bikes, implying that people are using their new vehicles to commute. … The federal government has invested $2 billion in bike lanes over the last two years, and several cities have instituted bike share programs or expanded bike lane networks (New York City added more than 50 miles).

H/T: Andrew Sullivan, Kicki (cool pic!)


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