I just came across a new documentary that has been released to address the very old debate of Cars vs Bikes – what is the right preference, how should cities handle traffic and what should they emphasize.
There has been so many debates on this and many opinions – so I might as well list mine. So, here I go – why do I think the debate is somewhat misguided and actually makes sense to look and use both:
- Cars – are they best option for everything – of course NOT! Are they useful in our daily lives ? Absolutely YES!
- Bikes – do they cause trouble on the road? Absolutely NO! Bikes and cars as people overall should and can co-exist safely and harmoniously
- Are bikes helping the economy? YES, YES! How? By bringing traffic that is slow – which then allows people to stop and check shops out etc. I will elaborate on that later.
- Are cars helping the economy? YES! How? Well by providing great jobs, providing great improvements to productivity – I personally save tons of time by commuting via car – fast and effectively getting to the office (before rush hour)
Here is the trailer and some commentary on the new documentary that is causing the emotions to sparkle again:
And I will continue the discussion in my next posting. Now I am rushing off to board my flight from Narita (Japan) to Los Angeles (one of the cities highlighted in the documentary above). Stay tuned for more — and of course I would love to hear / see / read your opinion and thoughts on the topic.