Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle via NPR

I loved traveling in Spain a few years ago and overall, I was very impressed with their bicycle system. It’s too bad that the U.S. can’t keep up! Even in major cities such as Barcelona, they are lights years ahead of us. It’s good to see the passion for the bike increasing, not only for recreation, but also for commuting. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Charleston and they have one of the highest bike commuting populations for the places I’ve been to in the states. Here is a great article by NPR that reviews Spain’s transition.

Cyclists whiz past Madrid's Puerta de Alcalá monument as part of Bici Crítica, a movement that seeks to raise awareness of bike safety. On the last Thursday of every month, thousands of cyclists ride in unison through downtown Madrid, blocking traffic during rush hour.

Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle : Parallels : NPR.

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