An NPR story examines an increasing trend: Bike sales are outselling cars in many European countries. Copiosis Economies are modern and advanced economies. Will bike commuting still be a thing in the future? We think so.
It’s refreshing to see trends in Europe supporting the fact that people value car-ownership less than they do in the U.S. The article doesn’t mention it, but I’m sure density is partly a factor supporting the rise in bike sales. In fact, car-ownership seems to be held in equal value between European and high-density cities such as New York. It’s not practical trying to get around by car in such cities.
What’s the difference between a country like the U.S. and countries cited in the article that makes such trends seemingly impossible here in the U.S.? I have some ideas, but I’d rather hear yours.