[Carfreeliving] BICYCLE SALES BOOM IN US, OUTPACE AUTOS
tomrad at well.com
Tue Oct 4 15:26:46 MDT 2005
BICYCLE SALES BOOM IN US, OUTPACE AUTOS
The US Chamber of Commerce says more bicycles have been sold than
cars over the past 12 months, in part because of rising gasoline
prices, but thanks also to rising awareness of health and
environmental issues and perhaps a touch of Lance Armstrong's charm.
In a country where most of the population still relies heavily on
cars, some 87 million people have climbed on a bike in the past 12
months, according to Tim Blumenthal, executive director of Bikes
Belong, indicating an encouraging shift in the American public's
enjoyment of bicycling . . .
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