Jeff Rubin On How To Get People Onto Bikes

I didn't know which badge to put his interview from Spacing with economist Jeff Rubin. He talks about peak oil, energy prices, urban planning and city building, and cycling, in particular, why so many people cycle in Copenhagen:

In Copenhagen, every major street has bike lanes. But why do people in Copenhagen ride bikes? I originally thought it was because they are physically active or environmentally conscious people. I then inquired about how much it costs to buy a car. It turns out that in Denmark you pay a surcharge which, depending on horsepower, can be anywhere from 50% to 150% of a car's sticker price.

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