As many bike riders already know, getting around on a bicycle is not only a lot of fun, but it is cost-effective as well. In the past year, more and more Americans are starting to agree with this concept. An increasing amount of commuters are riding on two wheels in exchange for their cars. There are noticeably more and more cyclists in the bike lanes; it is such a great thing to see.
Cities across the country are taking positive steps to promote cycling and push more people to ride instead of drive.
In Columbus, Ohio, they recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build facilities that will aid cyclists in their city.
Bike sharing programs have also popped up to lessen traffic congestion, cut down on city pollution, and improve physical activity. Cities like Washington D.C. and New York City are promoting these programs for locals and tourists alike so they can get the experience of riding and get around more efficiently even if they don