• htrayl
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      37 months ago

      Oh the Urbanity had a great video on how a large portion of non-commuting trips can be made by bicycle.

    • JJROKCZ
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      37 months ago

      I work 20+ miles from where I live due to what I can afford. I’m not biking that lol I’d consider taking a train if I could take the bike to the train and from the train station to work. But I’d still be biking on busy roads not safe for bikers

      • htrayl
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        77 months ago

        Part of why you have to live so far is because parking minimums create vast amounts of space that sits empty 90% of the time.

        The other part is because of stringent zoning regulations that kill real housing options.

    • @soloner
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      27 months ago

      Not when the weather is shit. You’re not gonna get humanity to get up for a bike ride and have to take a shower on arrival just to go get groceries, for example.

      There are a lot of different things that impact this, not just weather. The point isn’t about not picking one thing but to recognize it’s not feasible for everyone, full stop.

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        People do this all the time in communities that emphasize biking. Easily. And actually, it isn’t that difficult to do.

        Further, driving isn’t feasible for everyone, but driving is emphasized in such a way that alternatives cannot thrive.

        See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhx-26GfCBU

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        7 months ago

        If there was really solid bike infrastructure, I think covered electric tricycles capable of towing small capsule trailers could fill that gap fairly well. Something like this or this.