15 January 2008

Bikes Outsell Cars in Australia

From Streetsblog:

"Australians bought more bikes than cars last year by a record 40 percent margin, according to a report released this week by the Cycling Promotion Fund. It was the eighth straight year bike sales topped auto sales, bolstering appeals to re-direct government spending toward bike-ped projects."



Look at all those Aussies lined up on their bikes at the light! This brings out my conflicted feelings about tons of bikes on the road: no freakin' way do I want to be sitting at the back of that line!

2 comments:

miss tafeldekken said...

don't want to wait at lights? then move to amsterdam where no cyclists stop...for red lights, pedestrians, buses or trams.

Mark said...

It's still very much a city overloaded with cars, but Seattle kind of looks like that in certain places at rush hour --- cyclists are so straight-laced here. I miss the anarchy of nyc riding.