Mayor Dave found a different approach to bicycling on his tour of European cities that are great for bike commuting.
A lot more people would bike to work if it weren't for the dress code. One thing that became immediately obvious in our tour of European cities that are great for bike commuters is that biking isn't an event here; it's a way of life.This was Mayor Dave practicing what he preaches at last year's Bike to Work Week. As someone who loves to bike and has never worn Lycra in his life and is not about to begin, I think he has a good point.
Men in business suites, women dressed to the nines, elderly couples, little kids - virtually everybody rides a bike. You see no Lycra shorts, racing jerseys, clip on peddles or helmets. And, except for the helmets, which is another discussion, that's a good thing. More people will ride if they can just hop on and go, not spend a half hour packing up their work clothes while they dress for the ride to the office as if it's the Tour de France.