Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Commuting by bike

It is no secret that I bike a lot. It also is no secret that I don't live close to work. Days when I ride it is about 20 miles one way after driving about 15 miles. Now comes this proposal from the Mayor of Madison that the goal is 20% by 2020. Currently the city is at a little over 2%. My contention is that you don't have 20% of the population who are even recreational cyclists. It is a great goal but I just don't see the numbers to draw from. The cycling community is quite small although the people who complain about us make it sound like it is 100% of the residents of Madison. A better solution would be to see if we could get 20% of school kids (not counting the University) to ride to school.

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