Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Economist: Bike production outpacing cars

“Around 130m bikes rolled off production lines in 2007 and even more are set to be made this year.…Bicycle and car production grew pretty much in tandem in the two decades beginning in 1950. But since 1970 bike production has nearly quadrupled while car production has roughly doubled.”
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A chastely cropped version of this graphic appeared on bikeportland.org. I can't quite imagine anyone getting terribly excited about this cyclist.