10 lessons from the world’s great biking cities

by Ozzie Zehner

Sightline and Grist published a piece by Christine Grant on ten lessons learned from the world’s great biking cities. I recommend checking out the full article and images. Here’s the lineup:

  1. It’s the infrastructure, stupid!
  2. Bike share!
  3. It’s safer than a sofa
  4. Say “thank you” to bikers
  5. Turn streets into backyards
  6. Let prices tell the truth
  7. You don’t need “bike clothes”
  8. Electrify it
  9. Admit it: It’s emotional
  10. It’s a virtuous cycle

I would add bicycle insurance to the list. Many forms of insurance, including transportation liability insurance, are not available to bicyclers in the United States unless they own a car.

See more about the book John Perkins is endorsing here.

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