Laugh, or cry?
Half a million Berliners commute to work by bike, and there are so many bicycles that the lines back up at the traffic signals.
But part of the reason is that the public transit system has got so lousy.
Having said Berlin does do things well for bikes. Lots of bike lanes, and lots of respect for bikes. It's a slow haul -- wear your work clothes, carry a briefcase, enjoy the commute.