Old 07-26-06, 09:24 PM
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The source for the article on bicycling is bad for the environment is a bike friendly professor and entrepreneur called Karl Ulrich who is a founder of Xootr scooters and a CO2 trading program called Terrapass. The article is here. You can all read it yourselves and critique it if you can.
His argument boils down to this. We all use a lot of energy every day in our lives through the energy costs of our homes and offices, food production, goods consumed etc. Transportation energy is only a small part of that. If a sedentary driver takes up biking for part of his transportation, gets healthier and lives longer, his lifetime energy usage will increase, because the energy saved in transport will be overshadowed by the energy used in living longer.

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