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Whether You're Worried About Your Body Or The Economy, You'll Appreciate These 2 Graphics

Despite being the second-most popular outdoor activity in the U.S., bicycling isn't seen as a legit mode of transportation in a lot of parts of the country. That's probably because a lot of places aren't yet built for it. But that's starting to change, and it's turning out to be a pretty great investment — and not just in our health.

Whether You're Worried About Your Body Or The Economy, You'll Appreciate These 2 Graphics


There's no arguing that having a bike-friendly community is a great idea no matter where you live. If this is a conversation you'd like to start with your mayor and city council, check out The League of American Bicyclists' toolkit.

FACT CHECK TIME!

The statistic about the number of cars sold is faulty. For 2013, CNN Money reports more than 15 million cars were sold (see also International Business Times), up only 7.6% for the year previous, but the figure basically hovered somewhere around there for the past few years, per Edmonds.

And the 14.9 million figure for bike sales doesn't quite match what the National Bicycle Dealers Association has for 2010. There appear to be either more or about the same bikes sold per year as to cars, but definitely not 3 times more.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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