Biking in the city

The common view among New York City bicyclists is that there activity is a very noble one. So noble, in fact that it can negate any ignoble action done while biking. So if a biker, running a red light, going the wrong way down a one-way street, runs over an old woman on a walker and breaks her hip, all of that is OK, because he did it with a low carbon footprint.

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  1. There is a real effort underway to make America a class society in the sense Britain was. Affluent cyclists seem themselves as part of the overclass. Lowering your carbon footprint is an indulgence of theirs. Thus it is due deference.

    I wonder if, once your metabolism is factored in, how much cycling really does lower one's footprint. Negatively I bet compared to using the subway.

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