21 December 2009
Urban Motion and Mobility
Alas, the Theatre of Dreams that was the Copenhagen Climate Conference ended up being the Arena of Apathy. All that build up and hype, all that unprecedented participation by world leaders, all that hope and expectation... hmm.
Where does that leave us? Us right here and us out there? On our bicycles. Muscling our way through a snowstorm, gliding through the summer light. On our bicycles. Cycling is part of the global solution. A tripling of cycling in Europe, at the expense of individual motorized trips, would eliminate 5% of C02 transport emissions.
While we need municipal politicians to invest in infrastructure, it all starts with the individual. All you need is a bicycle. We are all two-wheeled, human-powered monuments of hope and action.