Another major publication, US News & World Report, published an article leading up to Bike-to-Work day about bicycles. This one was entitled 6 Myths About Commuting By Bicycle and included on their list is:
- It’s too dangerous
- It’s too far
- I’ll need an expensive bike
- It’s impossible to carry the stuff I need
- There’s nowhere to shower
- Biking will make me impotent
Of all the reasons I hear from people, #1 is certainly the most common. Is there anything else they should have had on their list? I have to admit, after reading the list, I went back and confirmed my suspicion that it was a male author; I doubt #6 would have made the cut otherwise!