Suddenly a bicycle seems like the remedy for many modern ills, from petrol prices to pollution and obesity.
Well, maybe "suddenly" for the anonymous analysts behind the Economist headlines, but their own graph of bicycle vs. car production by year demonstrates that cycling has grown steadily since the 1970s - albeit with a slump during the '90s that saw sales stagnate until 2000 when they took off again.
In any case, when the most sober, business-minded weekly in the world starts championing bicycles as a booming, innovative business producing an increasingly essential commodity, you know the two-wheeled wonder has arrived.
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