Cycling to work: Got a good reason not to?

SEATTLE – Commuting by bicycle is the ultimate multitasking: you get a workout as you get out to work. You rev your heart rate, wake up, think, burn fat, build muscle, go easy on your knees, save money and get lathered in fresh air.

So why don’t we all do it?

It can be a hassle, especially if you live far from work or must change into a work costume, known as a suit, upon your arrival. But the greatest obstacle for most comes down to the unease of being in the flow of SUVs and other two-ton monsters in a hurry. About three-quarters of the 1,000 people who responded to a recent national survey, commissioned by Bell Sports, said they would ride their bikes more if they felt safer doing it. This concerns bicycle vendors because national sales have wobbled since 2000

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