Monday, May 26, 2008

WORLDWIDE, BIKING IS UP

EARTH POLICY The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007-more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb to 105 million in 1988. Overall, since 1970, bicycle output has nearly quadrupled, while car production has roughly doubled.