I was driving home from the store the other day and saw a man riding his bike with a tee-shirt that read " ONE LESS CAR". It reminded me that hybrids have nothing on this nearly two-hundred-year-old mode of transportation.
But thanks to an organization called the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance (CCBA),the Greater Hartford area is starting to see more people commuting into the city by bikes and leaving their cars at home. The program, called “Bike to Work,” continues to grow and the organization is looking to take it to the next level by promoting construction of bike lanes, greenways and bicycle friendly roads. The CCBA plans different activities each month, such as a breakfast in downtown Hartford, for bicycle commuters to socialize and share their ideas. In addition, the organization offers “Bike Buddies” that can answer questions about how to make a bike commute-ready, routes to take, and how to safely ride in traffic. “Bike Buddies” can even accompany commuters on a ride. The idea is to educate people that riding a bike to work is healthy and that it can be safe. Source: TreeHugger