I’ve recently become excited about bicycling again as a mode of transportation. This article has some interesting stats about cycling: Matters of Scale – Bicycle Frame
My favourite was the fact that bicycling is 53 times more energy efficient than driving a car.
I wonder why cycling has never become a significant mode of transportation in North America? It’s the absolute default that if you have a car you use it for any movement outside your house. I saw a good number of people in my old apartment complex drive to the gym that was located in the complex. This wasn’t a large place, either. At most it would have been a 2-3 minute walk from any apartment. That seems silly because of the wastefulness but also the fact that the person obviously wants some form of physical activity, it just happens to not be walking. But, most of the machines there were treadmills, which makes it even worse.