- You might not need to go to the gym anymore, so you'd no longer be supporting that local small business/community centre/nationwide chain.
- If you used your cargo bike for many of the trips you would have taken by car, then you'll have the headache of deciding what to do with all the money you're saving.
- Biking to get groceries or supplies at the hardware store instead of driving means you'd be putting less money into the struggling petroleum industry that benefits us all so much.
- The extra exercise from cargo biking might cause you to drop a size, requiring you to get newer, better fitting clothing.
- If everyone used cargo bikes often, rather than driving, the reduced air pollution would decrease the number of people admitted to hospital, meaning those poor doctors would have less work.
- Because you can usually park your bike much closer to the door of your destination, you would no longer be getting the exercise benefits of that walk halfway across the parking lot.
- Using a cargo bike rather than a car might mean you'd do the maintenance yourself, which means you'd get your hands dirty. Also, you'd be saving a lot of money, compared to the cost of a car mechanic--see #2.
- Since cargo bikes are so affordable compared to owning & operating a car, you'd probably be very tempted to buy more than one.
- You don't need more fresh air or exercise.
- If everyone got a cargo bike, they'll just be commonplace & my family won't get so much attention when we go out.
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