Bill Schneider, an outdoorsman/author who lives in Helena, MT, and writes on the NewWest website, has written some good advice for anybody who's thinking about bikes-as-transportation.
"Practical Tips for Making Bicycle Commuting Safer and Easier."
See it HERE.
If you have somebody you care about, who's thinking about abandoning the ranks of losers and joining us winners (nudge-nudge, wink-wink), you might share it.
(Bill writes about a wide variety of outdoor-oriented topics. He's opinionated... as am I. Our opinions diverge from time to time, but he really understands riding a bike on the road.)