Bike vs. Car
If you live in and commute to work amidst a densely populated urban environment, such as New York, Los Angeles, or DC, then you are more than aware of the nightmare of the black hole that is traffic and the blistering parking fees.
Then, zooming by an inch away from your side-view mirror is a two-wheeled specimen that is quickly out of site, well beyond you. That person will likely arrive at work before the presentation or at home before his favorite show or to get in some play time on Battlefield.
Perhaps you have thought about riding a bike, and said to the person in the car with you; ‘they’re making better time than all the rest of us.’ But then you think about what you would do with that big, bulky bike once you arrive at your office. Then there’s always the possibility of having to lug it aboard an elevator or a crowded subway. (Oh, and you can take the subway from stop to stop, but if the nearest stop is ten blocks away from where you want to be, would you rather walk or bike there?) If only there was a way to fold it up and put it away. . .
Luckily for urban dwellers there are bikes that have been specifically designed for the urban commute. FOLDING BIKES!
While a little bit pricier than the average bike, folding bikes or fold-up bikes help you get to the places you need to be, after which you can neatly fold it so that it’s out of the way. These bikes are perfectly suited for the urban environment and can not only get to where you need to go on time, but will also save you lots on gas money.
Easier Accessibility and Storage
Once you arrive at your destination you can fold the bike up; most models allow for at least one wheel to still be functional, so that you can push or pull it along with you. Then you can prop it against the desk, or if there is enough room you can actually put it under your desk.
They still take up some room, but it is considerably less than a regular bike.
There is just one main tip; weight. If you encounter a set of steps, a folded bike is still going to be heavy. So, just as you would with any regular bike, take into consideration the weight of your folding bike when browsing for the right folding bike for you.