The latest news of Olympics held in London, some people have the rights to choose working at home or the office nearby for weeks to prevent the worse traffic jam, and lots of people feel unfair and admire those lucky guys. In fact, in most big cities such as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and others, the traffic in the morning is always nightmare for students and people work in the regular time to arrive the office around 9:00. But the interesting thing is, riding bikes suddenly become an alternative solution to solve this problem with ease.
The traffic jam is usually because of lots of vehicles gather on the street at the same time, the drivers have no choice but waiting, the pedestrian could be sometimes blocked in the crowd. In this situation, if you are riding a steel bike with light weight and easy to handle, you can arrive the place you want to go much faster than others and the cost is zero, no parking fee or paying for subway tickets.
In fact, many countries have built the paths for bikers, not the motorcycle generates pollution but the bicycles only. Especially Holland, it is the most cycle friendly country, with the designed cycle routes for tour and the cycle network allow bikers to take the bicycles as the traffic tool anywhere. Of course, you have to spend some money to get the bicycle you need, maybe made with steel frame, qualified gear transmission unit to switch easily and other equipment you need.
However, each penny you pay would be worthy. You are not just buying a nice bike; you just buy your self something better. Riding bikes is quite benefit, you have to use most muscle you can not train normally and also efficient in raising the stamina. Health, that's the wealth you can not buy; the only way to get it is exercise, and you can just get it via riding bikes everyday!