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After living in Chicago for a year, I saw the development of a bike culture and its emergence into a more mainstream lifestyle. Go to any big city's Critical Mass (normally the first Friday of the month), and you'll see American individualism running rampant. A thousand or two people literally stop traffic and ride through the streets, making a tremendously public statement if I ever saw one. I think it's events like these that will be the catalysts for change first, with urban planning trying to keep up. If the people say it's acceptable to ride one's bike, and the government keeps the ground fertile, then I think bike culture will organically grow as much as it needs to accommodate more cars, higher gas prices, and less parking spaces. :D
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