This quote from a story on Car Free Day sounds both desperate and as argument for more multi-modal transportation planning in the region.
"We've got to remember we are one of the leaders in the nation for long distance commutes," said Lon Anderson at AAA MidAtlantic. "When you are in around the core, then there are many options, but the further away you get, the fewer options you have."
As most advocates argue, supporting bike facilities are about giving people options, not forcing them to bike. Right now, they're forced to drive - at least according to Lon Anderson.