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robertwills

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Do you think it's possible we could connect everywhere in the world with dedicated bicycle paths? The benefits would pay for themselves many times over. I believe there needs to be a major change in mindset in just how possible this and the incredible benefits, not just to the earth in greatly reduced air pollution but to individual health in many respects, both physical and mental that would follow.

I bicycle everywhere - to the store, to the doctor, to visit family, etc., up and down hills up to 6 miles away and for a number of months it's very in hot (90F) and humid (70 F dew point - miserable) weather. I will agree that in these conditions it is not so enjoyable but it is far more enjoyable than riding in a car! When it's below 80F it is heaven!
 
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No. For a few reasons:

-People are lazy. You may enjoy riding your bike everywhere, but most people don't

-The above is reason enough, but a lot of people live in the suburbs, where you basically need a car to get around in most cases. Is this ideal? I'm not sure. But I do believe you should have a relatively safe option to travel fairly short distances without using a car.

-Last, I'm not sure if you're being hyperbolic, but if you think that being able to ride your bike to work will lead to a "peaceful and prosperous world", I have to assume you are somewhat naive. In what way would bike paths remove human greed, along with the slew of other human emotions and tendencies?

Believing that utopia is possible in and of it self is naive. And to suggest bike paths would somehow be a panacea to the flaws of human nature is preposterous.
 

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There are probably far fewer people who ride bikes everywhere than people who are willing to pay for building infrastructure on such a massive scale. It's a beautiful utopia but imagine the average person who already struggles to eat healthy and exercise regularly if told that he/she will now be paying for building bicycle paths worldwide...

Have you considered moving to the Netherlands or Denmark? Everyone rides bikes there!
 

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No, but I believe society could benefit from a new iteration of the modern-day bicycle.
 

robertwills

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No. For a few reasons:

-People are lazy. You may enjoy riding your bike everywhere, but most people don't

-The above is reason enough, but a lot of people live in the suburbs, where you basically need a car to get around in most cases. Is this ideal? I'm not sure. But I do believe you should have a relatively safe option to travel fairly short distances without using a car.

-Last, I'm not sure if you're being hyperbolic, but if you think that being able to ride your bike to work will lead to a "peaceful and prosperous world", I have to assume you are somewhat naive. In what way would bike paths remove human greed, along with the slew of other human emotions and tendencies?

Believing that utopia is possible in and of it self is naive. And to suggest bike paths would somehow be a panacea to the flaws of human nature is preposterous.
I'm not saying that a world-wide bicycle infrastructure in itself will automatically lead to peace and prosperity. I'm saying that there is very strong evidence that it can and has proven it does. If you look at places where comprehensive bicycle infrastructure exists you will see peace and prosperity and happiness. In fact Denmark, one of the bicycle countries, if consistently rated as the happiest country in the world. How can you not be happy riding a bicycle? Obviously there is a lot more to it (like social services, culture, etc.) but I believe that it is a major positive step forward for the world.
 

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It would only work here for 4 or 5 months out of the year. Our Alaskan winters aren't very friendly to biking. I have a bike path on the other side of the highway that runs along the front of my property. We have a real challenge just trying to keep the highway and streets clear for vehicle traffic during a good part of the year. I'm sitting here watching the snow come down hard out of my window right now. Yelp. It's definitely winter now.
 

robertwills

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It would only work here for 4 or 5 months out of the year. Our Alaskan winters aren't very friendly to biking. I have a bike path on the other side of the highway that runs along the front of my property. We have a real challenge just trying to keep the highway and streets clear for vehicle traffic during a good part of the year. I'm sitting here watching the snow come down hard out of my window right now. Yelp. It's definitely winter now.
Not everywhere would be accessible year round but much of the world would be.
 

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