[quoteBicycles in a post apocalyptic world are highly impractical for any distances. They require flat, smooth and well maintained surfaces on which to operate efficiently. Expect high maintenance in trying to cut paths through ruff terrain][/quote]
Really ? Some one should have told the Chinese.
Macadam was developed for horses and carts, not bicycles.
Pretorian, if you think poor people don't own cars, you've never been to Arkansas. Go get the facts for yourself and see if what I say is true - the poor drive cars.
They didn't in the past and they probably won't in the future.
Even if electric cars were viable, they would still be more to run than current ice cars. The days of 10 cent a gallon petrol and land yachts with boot lids you could land an aircraft on won't ever come back.