Americans use their bike for less than 1% of all urban travels. Europeans bike in cities more often, Italy 5% and 30% in the Netherlands.



We hate to admit it, but sometimes even we – diehard believers in all things non-single occupancy vehicle – have to drive downtown, too. We do it begrudgingly; nevertheless, we do it.

So, we figured it would be good to give some information on driving for those that can only use other far more fantastic commute options a few days of the week:

And of course, we must first say – for the sake of our conscience – that driving alone costs a lot, pollutes our air and water, and wastes limited resources. There, we said it. Now, read on to find out how to make it a little easier.

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  • Still got questions? We’ve got answers. Check out our FAQ’s page where we give the lowdown on questions real commuters ask.

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