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Old 05-19-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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I noticed that lately in the past few weeks more and more people are walking and riding their bikes. Anybody else noticed this in their area?
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Yes, more bikes. I've also seen a few of those motor scooters around too. Vespa of Italy makes a pretty popular brand. Looks like a larger version of the moped.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Not really, but I live in a rural area. It's kind of hard to ride your bike around here!
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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Definitely more people biking and walking around here. And even on roads that aren't pedestrian friendly at all.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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And even on roads that aren't pedestrian friendly at all.
Agreed, I was driving to school and would have to constantly break for people running across because there are no cross walks. It was like froger. At first I was wondering why are all these people walking around. Each week I am seeing more and more people walking and riding. Gas hasn't gone passed 3.75 here YET! but when it does I can only imagine.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Yes, Ive noticed a definite increase of walkers, bike riders and scooters in the last few months here in Chicago's far western burbs.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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This thread shouldn't have been moved to the travel forum. It really doesn't fit here. Perhaps there should be a Transportation forum instead of/in addition to the Automotive forum.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I've noticed this increase in my area, too, and for Houston, that's saying something! It seems like it's mainly happened within the past year, probably due to rising gas prices and increased traffic on the roads.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Yes we've noticed just in our neighborhood alone a huge increase in bicycle's being used for whatever reason. With gas prices today, you can pay for the bike in a short time. Many used bikes sell here for 40-80 dollars. Doesn't take long to pay for itself.
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