We finally put a stop to the madness of driving our 13 and 15 year olds everywhere. At first they hated it, but now they love the freedom bike riding gives them. Yes, we bought them (bribed?) new bikes. Bikes they like and want to ride.
Added bonuses: they'll learn the rules of the road before they start driving, there will be less auto traffic on the roads, less vehicle noise and less air pollution.
So go ahead, ride a bike and get the kids riding too!