I own island city bikes and the trend is on to stay out of the car. Bikes are cheaper than ever. Many of the people who wander into the shop are amazed at the cost of some of the bicycles. Using bikes is good for everybody. Pollution and toxins in the ecosystem are a bad thing, plus decreased safety and loss of public spaces and community connection. What many people don't realize is what their car actually costs them roughly 8000 per year, according to aaa. The negative effects on your health compound with each hour you sit in a car. Even inexpensive cars add up in expensive repairs and maintenance fees. Have you considered the value of your time wasted sitting alone in your car on your daily commute? Get on the bike, to have fun and help all.