"Riding a bike in communities and especially in cities significantly reduces traffic congestion, parking difficulties, air pollution and accidents."
This is part of a statement from the Israeli government repealing part of its recent helmet law. It's good to see yet another administration waking up to the benefits of actually encouraging bikes as urban transport.
More detail at Copenhagenize
And, in Britain? Well, give them time. They're still busy organising talking shops and "focus groups" (a marvellous way of giving the illusion of progress while procrastinating and wasting public money).
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