Bicycle is king of the road as gas costs rise

By Rick Smith International Herald Tribune
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2006

President George W. Bush has praised cycling as a way to "chase that fountain of youth"
But the Netherlands and Denmark, the undisputed champions of cycle use, have come closest to restoring the bicycle to its pre-auto role. Perhaps it is no coincidence that they share one concept: Dutch and Danish cyclists are protected by an extensive legal framework and are fully recognized users of the road.

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