Commuting and biking

Rising gasoline prices, increasing traffic (see bizjournals’ Where the toughest and easiest commutes are) might cause one to think of biking to work.

The biggest risk in biking is safety of the biker, which is topic of Freakonomics blog entry Will bicycling to Work Get You Killed? Yes, fatalities for bikers per kilometer are 12 times higher than drivers (study was made in Europe). But, in typical Freakonomics style, non-bikers have 39 percent higher mortality.

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