This is a short primer on how to buy inexpensive used bikes for basic commuting or transportation (no more than about 10 miles a day). It’s not for people biking longer distances, or who want a high-quality bike, or who will be doing mountain biking, racing, or touring.
Editor’s note: This article is widely misquoted and misunderstood. Critics usually miss the point completely.
You might think that all cycling advocates would support bicycle lanes. You’d be wrong. Some cyclists oppose bike lanes on the grounds that they protect only from rear-end collisions (which are rare), and increase the likelihood of collisions at intersections (which are more common).
This is an informational guide – we don’t sell any of this stuff.
Keep in mind that getting justice usually isn’t easy. If it were, I wouldn’t have a whole website about how cyclists DON’T get it.
Statistics about Cars, Energy, Pollution, Bikes, and more Pollution Car emissions kill 30,000 people each year in the U.S. (2, 1998) More than half of the people in the U.S. live in areas that failed to meet federal air quality standards at least several days a year (7, 1990), and […]