Jet Set Tokyo: Bicycles

There are a lot of people riding bikes here in Tokyo. In 2008 14% of of the trips made in Tokyo were on bike. It's become so popular that there is a new term for these cyclists, “tsukin-ists.” This is a combination of the Japanese word for commuting (“tsukin”) and the English word “cyclist.” Last night Gary Fugino walked us into a parking garage--- just for bikes. We'll be walking everywhere today, and I'm guessing I'll wish I had a bike of my own.