Brilliant. The other day I was late to work so I didn't get a chance to shower until lunch, my coworker said it smelled lightly of wet dog, but it didn't bother him. People always say "not everyone can show up to work sweaty." True. But what is the number that can't? 50% maybe? I think a lot of people THINK they can't show up to work sweaty, but really they can. It's like in high school when you thought everyone noticed and was secretly making fun of how awful your hair looked, but it turned out they were all so obsessed over their own appearance that most people didn't know who you were. Same thing. If you've ever seen me ride a bike (even for 30 seconds), you know I sweat like it's my job, but after a half an hour of sitting it's over and NO ONE CARES.
Commissioner SADIK-KHAN: The number one reason that people don't bike to work is that they're worried that they can't park their bike and have it there at the end of the day when they need it. So we're removing that artificial cap, we think, on cycling, and we think that that's going to be a great way to have more and more people bike to work.
This is just a really good story. It talks about the reasons people don't bike, how NYC is trying to fix that and how society and attitudes need to change to speed this along.
And all that without any fear mongering, driver/cyclist war talk or hyperbole. I wish I'd wrote it.