One of the "excuses" I frequently hear from motorists, for their choice of transportation, is "freedom." They need the freedom that a car or SUV or truck affords, to go where they want, when they want.
As occasionally stated here, I just don't understand that mentality. I can go anywhere on a bicycle that a car can go, and any time. (Granted, if I find a unit of sheetrock at a bargain price, I can't load it up and take it with me. And I can't do my quarterly Costco run on a bike. But I seem to avoid those situations with a bit of planning.)
PLUS... here are some places I regularly go, that those poor souls in their cars just can't go.
Freedom? Sorry - I'll continue to prefer "bicycle freedom."
(Photos snapped on 10/21/2008. For larger views and download options, click on any of the images.)