In the recent Comment, Lee Hardy writes:
As Nicholas Wolterstorff outlines in Until Justice and Peace Embrace, the Kingdom of God is defined by right relationships: relationships between human beings and their Creator, relationships between human beings, relationships between human beings and the world they inhabit. I take it that right relationships are governed by a range of norms or values. Among them: social equity, stewardship, healthy environments, and the delight afforded by true beauty. Although these values can be studied and discussed apart from each other, they all come into play when considering some concrete issue.I think transit—how humans move through space—is one of those issues. And I think that transit by way of bicycles—wherever feasible—comes out on the positive side of these considerations. It makes transportation an option for those who cannot afford a car, or a second car; it uses no fossil fuels and does not pollute the air with its emissions; it works regular physical exercise into the routine of life; as a rule, it does not kill pedestrians; it is quiet and unobtrusive; it does not fill cities with the dead space of massive parking garages and vast expanses of surface parking; and, when it reaches a certain scale, there is even something positively festive about it. The Christian community should care about these things for Christs sake; and the Christian community is well positioned to play a significant role in the forming and reforming of shared public space. Clearly the development of a decent bike infrastructure should be high on its urban agenda; that infrastructure is lacking in most of the public spaces we inhabit.