Fresh on the heels of our recent post on the surge of scooter sales in the wake of increasing gasoline prices, comes this: ridetowork.org has organized the 17th annual ride to work day to promote alternative tranportation of the two-wheeled variety.
From the ridetowork website:
We are a 501 c4 non-profit organization, advocating and supporting the use of motorcycles and scooters for transportation, and we provide information about everyday utility riding to the public.We here at petrozero support every practical effort to curb our addiction to oil. As we reported yesterday, more and more frustrated commuters are parking their gas guzzlers and purchasing scooters to handle the daily commute. After all, it doesn't make much sense to see a single person driving to work in a 3000 pound SUV. Sadly though, if you take notice, you'll find that most rush hour traffic works out to be about one person per vehicle. And in the wake of the massive urban sprawl that has marked most of the latter part of the past century, alot of those vehicles are very large and very inefficient. Particularly when compared to a scooter that gets close to 100 mpg.
More power to you scooter commuters!