Biking News From the US

Cycling saving cash
Forbes reports on a new study that shows the bike boom in the USA is saving cyclists $4.6 billion a year thanks to not owning a car. This appears to be a simple calculation of year to year running costs. If the figure were to include the healthcare cost savings resulting from a more active lifestyle then you can bet it'd be much higher (remember, America has an absurdly expensive healthcare system).

Read more at Forbes.

LA, once the home of the car, now a bicycle boom town
The New York Times reports on the growth/explosion of cycling in LA, the quintessential freeway covered city which is now home to an enormous bike movement. It's not all smooth sailing however, with frequent problems occurring between bikes and cars. An interesting parallel with Melbourne, perhaps.

Read more at NYT.


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