What Happens When You #ReplaceBikeWithCar

Late last week, somebody started the meme #ReplaceBikeWithCar on Twitter and it really took off.

Zachary Shahan used Storify to put together this collection of the most thought-provoking quips. As Robert Prinz showed with his altered news items, a simple word swap can effectively tease out the absurdity of cultural attitudes toward driving and biking.

All we have to say is, bravo and keep ’em coming.

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Wall Street’s Worried About the Increasing Rate of Auto Loan Defaults (Business Insider) Driverless Ubers Already Back on the Streets of San Francisco After Arizona Crash Last Weekend (SFist) Brilliant Swedish Bus Ad Pokes Fun at the Hype Over Self-Driving Cars (The Verge) Seattle’s Pronto Bike Share Shuts Down Tomorrow (Seattle Times) Passenger Rail in Florida […]