Bike-to-Work-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.
Gar Alperovitz is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and the author, most recently, of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (Chelsea Green, May Day 2013).