Bicycling: The SAFEST Form of Transportation
Joyce Park stashed this in Bicycling
I know a lot of people would like to try bike commuting, but think it's too unsafe. This guy tries to do the math to show you're actually GAINING years of life -- not to mention hella bucks! -- by cycling rather than driving.
You don't have to be a hero of bicycling right away! I started by riding to the grocery store 1 mile away, on weekend mornings when traffic is light. Then I started riding to the train station/farmers market 2 miles away, also on weekend mornings. Then I started going to a different farmers market 5 miles away, also on weekend mornings. The first time I did that, I bought myself a pastry to celebrate :)