As for myself, the bicycle has been THE alternative transportation for “The Cage”, the bus, the train, etc., et al for the past five (5) decades. . .
During the 1st “Gas Crisis” in the U.S., as a local Bike Shop employee in Northern New Jersey, people were attempting to bribe us to supply their new bike IMMEDIATELY!
We had a two (2) week backlog!
So where are they NOW?
There are always frequent Transit Strikes!
There’s also that “Inconvenient Truth” of prevalent Climate Change(s)!
I’ll jump off my soap box now. . .