We suspect we’re probably preaching to the converted here…
…but we very much like the work of No Excuse Zone.
Based on a series of test rides by landscape architect Mike Harris, zones around the CBDs of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne were mapped to measure the distance a healthy person can ride within half an hour. There are also less detailed maps for bike friendly cities Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen.
The No Excuse Zone maps indicate that really you can get surprisingly quite far in 20-30 minutes. The site suggests that if a person lives within this zone and works in the CBD, they should try cycling to work a few days a week to enjoy the health and environmental benefits of commuting by bike.