Now Magazine: My Butt

Now claims that it is better to bike to work on extremely snowy days:
The reason? Fewer cars on the streets. As unplowed streets and lower visibility compelled drivers to use alternative means of transport, the roads became clear for all-season bicycles to take over.
My experience tells the opposite. I find that the marginally decreased amount of traffic doesn't make up for the various problems associated with riding through this weather. The main issue, as it is in the summer, is the lack of space for cyclists. In the summer, there is generally at least a few feet on the sides of any road where a cyclist can travel. When the roads are tracked bare, you can either bike through several inches of snow and slush (undesirable) or in one of the car tracks (also undesirable).

Today was a good day to get some reading done on the subway.

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