The other is a graphic from the Post about the percentage of people by county who commute by car alone. It's interesting, because most planners would say that we need to find a way to reduce the number of single car commuters and yet the steps taken toward that goal are clearly inadequate (when the national average is 77%). Since this is a bike blog, I won't discuss how to get people onto buses and trains. But I think there are steps that can be taken to get more people to bike. Facilities is one part, but biking in DC is already easy to do. Showers are a big step - and that's being addressed by the new Green Building code changes. Bike parking is important too - also addressed in green building codes and with the bike stations. So, while driving becomes more difficult and biking becomes easier, I think it's inevitable we'll see more and more bike commuters. That may create a critical mass - to steal a term (hey, they stole it from physics first) - to push for real change. A carbon tax or the Bicycle Commuter Act - which will be helped by Blumenauer's new position, hopefully enough to counteract the co-sponsorship by Mark Foley (you did hear about him, didn't you) - would really push bike commuting to new levels. It's the next big step, in my opinion.