National Bike Month is an opportunity to envision the post-car future. The reign of the auto is not inevitable, and it is likely not permanent.
Many places that have experimented with privatization have found that public services are actually more cost-efficient in the long run.
Nicole Aschoff is a sociologist and writer living in the Boston area. She is a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine and she blogs at thisgameisrigged.wordpress.com.