• Sonori
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      36 months ago

      Depends quite a lot o the climate and time. If your in a place where ice and heat stroke aren’t common, and have a shower at work, and don’t have to travel at night, and don’t have to deal with sharing the road with fifty mile an hour traffic, and can afford to spend the extra hour or so a day, and can find a place to stash your bike where it won’t be stolen immediately, etc…

      Bicycles require a lot of infrastructure and time, as well as an amenable climate. As much as i would like for the vast majority of humanity to be able commute every day by bike, the infrastructure simply isn’t there even in the places where you don’t have harsh winters. The goal of all transit, be it bike metro bus or car, is to get people from point A to B in the most effective way practical.

      Build the infrastructure, and they will come. If they don’t, then figure out what you did wrong with the infrastructure.

    • htrayl
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      36 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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      26 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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        46 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@lemmy.world
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      16 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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        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.

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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