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Old 01-11-19, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
Or the young folks took selfies of themselves commuting one day, posted on social media, and look at that post now and then. While vaping.
This sounds about right, especially among the throngs of hipsters that have invaded Gotham.

As for walking vs riding, I'd much rather ride for anything over a half a mile. Walking is boring and tedious. I'd much rather run/jog than walk any sort of distance, although jogging on pavement is pretty hard on the legs/joints.
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I have friends in MN with commutes that are about this distance, they dress in office casual clothes, ride a city bike, and keep it easy pace. Come to think of it, that's what I do in Chicago, I typically have a hotel in downtown and use a Divvy bike to get to McCormick Place. It's roughly 3 miles riding in my suit to get to/from trade shows. Faster than walking, cabs, buses, etc
I wouldn't recommend making the return trip like that or on foot at night.
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I wouldn't recommend making the return trip like that or on foot at night.
Never had an issue, but I'm never out 'late' either. Any place can be dangerous late at night, even Fargo, ND.
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Never had an issue, but I'm never out 'late' either. Any place can be dangerous late at night, even Fargo, ND.
True. I used to work a few blocks north of McCormick Place years ago and didn't feel much safer when I was back there about 5 years ago.
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Excellent article, picking up some of the counter-points in this thread and bringing the data to support it.
The Death of Bike Commuting Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2585...uting-decline/
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
Excellent article, picking up some of the counter-points in this thread and bringing the data to support it.
The Death of Bike Commuting Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2585...uting-decline/
More people working from home but using a bike for everything else. I forgot about that. And they are on the rise and don't get counted.
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More people working from home but using a bike for everything else. I forgot about that. And they are on the rise and don't get counted.
Right! That's my story. I barely use my car*, I bike or walk nearly everywhere, but since I moved to a home office three years ago, no more bike commutes (I miss the bike-communing routine)

* I only keep this car 'cause it's paid for, cost very little to maintain/insure, and I have off-street parking
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