May Is National Bike Month; Here’s Why We Don’t See More Bikes On The Road

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May is National Bike Month. Bicyclists all across the U.S. kicked off the month by celebrating Bike To Work Week May 11 through May 15. Others, including many Americans living in San Diego, California condense the event to just one day: Friday, May 29. In any case, National Bike Month, Bike To Work Week, and Bike To Work Day have many discussing the merits of bicycling and encouraging others to do it more often. It is an entirely pollution-free means of travel, and — particularly in cities with heavy traffic — riding a bicycle to work can actually be considerably faster. So why do the vast majority of Americans still hesitate to make biking to and from work (and other nearby places) a habit?

Many Fear Bicycling Is Unsafe

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