"Let's Talk About Bikes" is an intro to the subject. (A follow up might include Metro Pedal Power deliveries, Bikes Not Bombs, and local bike maniac filmmaker Lucas Brunelle.) It looks at where we are more than analyzing where to go. It takes for granted that we should promote biking without addressing why. To reduce pollution or traffic congestion? For commuting? For health? For enjoyment? Answer: all of the above. But without identifying our goals, we don't focus on how, say, we might reduce pollution and traffic by promoting biking as well as public transport. And we don't address how much people will bike in rain or snow. How do we move goods? What would the city be like if we adopted City Bike Design president Dan Sorger's proposal: "I hope cars will be banned from Boston during business hours and cycling will be integrated into our transit system"?

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