I'm delighted to tell you that the city I've called home for the past twenty years, Seville, Spain, is becoming decidedly "bike friendly".
To start with, the city fathers are building a 77-kilometer network of bike paths connecting all of the city's neighborhoods. These are not just lines painted on the street; they are separated completely by a barrier. The first ones have already been opened, and the rest are supposed to be finished by June. What a pleasure it is to ride without worrying about automobile traffic! I can now cross the city in about half the time it used to take.
Another step they've taken is to place bike racks throughout the city.
The latest decision they've made is to make 1,500 public bicycles available (2,500 by 2008) for rent at very low rates (10 euros a year). You'll be able to grab one of these at the bus or train station, at the entrances to the new subway system they're building, at bus stops, etc., and you'll be able to keep it for up to 24 hours.
I'm really excited about these developments, and I wonder if your towns and cities have taken similar (or different) steps to encourage bicycle usage. I look forward to hearing from you.