Bicycles outsold cars in the European Union for the first time in 2012!
As somebody who embodies the cyclist in Zurich – Freitag bag over the shoulder, city bike – that's great news for me.
I love cycling and I love going around the city on my bike. Even in hilly Zurich it is the fastest way to go to work or from point A to B. It's dangerous sometimes but still, that does not put me off.
And I like the designs. Bikes are becoming ever more beautiful. Though a resource conscious person, I don't mind to own three at the moment – most likely more to come.
And because of hip designs bikes are back in fashion which I think is good. Because most of the time we don't do things because they are right – like having a work out included in the commute, not contributing to climate change – but because they are fun!
And a beautiful bike on a sunny day is fun – especially when you leave all the cars parking in the queue on city streets behind you.
Looking at the numbers in Europe more and more people seem to feel so, too. And that's from my bike's point of view a good prospect for the future.
Category: Sustainable energy: Fossil fuel