Love the shot of the eco-conscious bicyclist, happily riding to work in my hometown of San Francisco. He'd best be in Tour d'France shape to do so if he lives anywhere near me, at the top of a 900 foot hill. Going to work would be a snap. Coming home would be torture for most people over 30
The Texas Transportation Institute urges state and federal governments to act now to develop highways or mass transit, since these programs can take 10 to 15 years to complete.
However, it also recommends short-term fixes for local governments (rapidly removing crashed vehicles), employers (offer flexible work hours to avoid rush-hour commutes), and employees (carpooling, utilizing public transportation and exploring alternative modes of transportation).