Bicycles have enjoyed a boom in popularity recently. Consequently, bicycle safety measures are improving in the Bay area and across the country, with improved bike paths and increased public awareness of city bicyclists. With gas prices rising and environmental concerns becoming more serious, it’s no wonder people are making the switch to commuter bikes as a more sustainable means of transportation.
The demand for commuter bikes rather than expensive high-end racing bikes is rapidly increasing. This change in sales trends indicates that there are more beginning city cyclist commuters. Buying a simple Dutch bike is a great way to begin your involvement with bicycling, both as a sport and as a lifestyle. Many city bike commuters want convenience and simple design. Folding bikes are extraordinarily portable, making them a convenient choice for commuters and students.
The increase in beginning cyclist commuters is causing the bicycle community to grow rapidly, which is good for cyclists and great for the planet. National Bike to Work Day has helped to increase awareness of alternate means of transportation, and the bicycling community’s voice is growing louder each day, allowing us to push for healthful and eco-friendly transportation options and urban design.
Unfortunately, as cycling’s popularity grows, there has also been an increase in bicycle theft. Locks are important investments for bicycle owners. Leave your high-end bike safely at home when you commute, and invest in a simple bicycle that is less likely to draw the attention of thieves and easier to replace.
If you’re ready to begin a bicycling lifestyle, come visit us at A Street Bike Named Desire of Palo Alto, California, serving the greater San Francisco Bay area. Visit our website or call us at (888) 821-6831 to make a positive change in your lifestyle for you and the planet.