Copenhagenize.com just posted this wonderful infographic outlining Bicycle Culture in Copenhagen.
I look at much of this and realize just how much has to be done in Toronto, but also Canada as a whole to make this kind of culture the norm.
How much time, gas, energy might we conserve? In some ways its irrelevant — our resource use is largely driven by export markets like the US (Just look at the Oil Sands) but we should be setting an example. Shouldn’t we be aiming to be better? More efficient?
Note that by efficient I mean better resource use – not faster, or more profitable. A culture where we don’t waste needlessly. We have so much natural wealth but we do not seem interested in using it wisely, sustainably, or healthily.
Anyhow — back to the infographic