Comment 39287

By moylek (registered) - website | Posted March 30, 2010 at 14:30:37

Kiely writes . . .

But kids who start riding bikes and realise they can get most places they need to on a bike will continue to ride bikes.

I'm all for encouraging kids to bike, but I'm not sure if this holds. After all, the grownups in charge now were kids who were riding their bikes in the 1960s and 1970s, aren't they? I think that part of the problem is, in fact, that many people feel that relying on a bike for transportation is infantile and very uncool.

But where logical inference fails us, I believe that illogical fashion - plus infrastructure - might just come to the rescue: bike riding is becoming cool for adults. Pray god we can catch the wave as it crests.

I have other opinions about children and why they don't ride bikes anymore, but I will spare myself the brickbats from the helmet brigade :)

Comment edited by moylek on 2010-03-30 13:34:39

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