City Bike Manufacturer Linus Bike Comments on Rising Bicycle Commuting Figures

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In response to the rising numbers of bicycle commuters, Linus Bike, a safety advocate for the cycling community, offers a comment on road safety and motorist awareness.

On February 18, 2013, Linus Bike, city bike manufacturer and road safety advocate for cyclists, responds to a report on the rising population of commuter cyclists in Minneapolis, offering safety tips to cyclists new and experienced alike.

According to an article in the MinnPost, “the number of regular bike commuters in Minneapolis has more than doubled in less than two decades— from around 3,000 in 1993, to 7,000 in 2010.”

“Can there be a more encouraging single measure of urban wellness?” asks author Ron Meador. He further reports that “during a period in which the number of bike commuters, as counted by the U.S. Census, swelled by some 230 percent, serious collisions involving a bike and a motor vehicle have declined significantly, from 320 a year in the latter 1990s, on average, to 270 in the decade from 2000-2010.”

Jason Latty, Sales Manager for Linus Bike, responds to the article by stating, “The rise in bicycle commuting is a great thing for the environment and for businesses. We ask that cities with a high ratio of cyclists to motorists continue to cultivate mutual tolerance on the roads.”

The trend isn't confined to Minneapolis, according to Meador. He reports a similar situation in New York, saying that the number of cyclists commuting to work doubled between 2006 and 2011 (to almost 20,000). Similarly, the number of New Yorkers who cycle daily has risen by over 13 percent in the last two years, according to the article.
“Residents of New York speak for a mass majority of cycling commuters,” says Latty. “As long as cyclists practice mindfulness, travel in groups and obey traffic laws, commuting by bike should be a fun and safe experience for all.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.


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