Zipcar Ad Exposes Common Bike Misconception

This article
explores why Zipcar is grasping at straws. The Zipcar ad really does show a problem commonly solved by panniers, bike basket, bike trailer or cargo cycle. Or a rolling shopping cart and bus fare.

Seriously? You need a 2000 lb vehicle to cary a … Briefcase? Marketers have molded us well, haven’t they?

I do understand that there is a niche for vehicle rentals, I rent autos when traveling, I used to rent vehicles for the occasional out of town commute when I owned only a bike and rented a bedroom to live out of.

American sprawl makes it hard to get around. Eventually, $8/gal gas will make a 35mi daily commute amazingly expensive. We’re due for a change, we need to choose wIsely now, not whine about what we’re losing.

Inverviews on Peak Oil

Below is a 20 minute video featuring interviews with Noam Champsky and Bill Mckibben and others on why the US seems legally bound and why CEOs may be too frightened to honestly confront peak oil and climate change.