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Bike Beats Car & Subway By Six Minutes

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Patrick Cunnane won Philadelphia’s annual Bike versus Car versus Transit race held Wednesday in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. His bicycle beat a car and a subway by nearly six minutes. He wore a business suit to accentuate the fact that he rides to work nearly every day, and that even “suits” can do it.

Via Bicycle Retailer.

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  1. Richard MasonerMay 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    For me, transit+bike vs solo driving takes about the same amount of time, and both beat cycling buy a long shot but I have an unusually long commute.

  2. Joe PeraltaMay 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Maybe if a “clean-up tax” was added to the retail price of petroleum fuels those “unusually long commutes” – and a million tons of smog – would suddenly disappear.

  3. Richard MasonerMay 29, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Hi Joe, nice to meet you as well. Been a bike commuter since 1985, but commute almost exclusive by public transportation now.

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  5. samJune 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

    top gear had different results, iirc.

  6. Joe PeraltaJune 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Nothing personal – just still boggled seeing people commuting 60 miles out of cities, sitting in traffic and fouling the air that used to be rural, on their way out to their little subdivided ranchettes. Glad to hear you’re taking the train/bus/stagecoach.

  7. rogbieJune 2, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Did he follow all traffic laws? Not passing on the right, not running lights/stop signs, etc?

  8. dweendaddyJune 3, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Thank god he had those clipless shoes on, or he never would have made it!

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