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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