Why the Bicycle? Because it makes sense…!
1. Bicycles are ‘Now’: Bicycle use is an essential part of a modern, efficient, resilient and ‘balanced’ transport system. They make sense!
2. Bicycles are safe, clean & green: They don’t pollute, don’t kill & maim pedestrians & their users & are child-friendly. Both the logic and the experience are inescapable!
3. Bicycles are Economically Sustainable: They are cheap, readily available, easy to fix, don’t require vast resources & can go almost anywhere.
The bicycle is the ‘equity vehicle’ – just about anyone can use & own one! In Australia bicycles outsell (and often outlast) cars. Bicycle use is as efficient and as fast as using a car for nearly all local-area travel. And remember, ‘the future is local!’
4. Bikes are People-Friendly: They generate physical well-being & foster resilience and self-reliance, a cheerful outlook & good manners.
Bikes are fun! A bike-friendly community is likely to be healthy & strong & a good place to live! If you’re on a bike you’re on a winner!