by kelli
Categories: People.

chloe-on-bike.jpgYou know that cute girl you see on your way to work, breezing by you on her bike, effortlessly weaving in and out of traffic, her ponytail flipping out the back of her helmet? The girl that passes by you as you’re stuck bumper to bumper at a stoplight, only to arrive at your usual $16 per day parking lot to find it already full?

That girl’s not only in the office before you, in better shape than you, and has more pocket change than you, but she’s also more fashionable than you.

Sure, you could get bitter- or you could just hop on your bike. Glamor girls everywhere are hitting the pavement on bicycles- and looking great doing it. Celebs like Naomi Watts and Big Love‘s Chloe Sevigny have been spotted riding their bikes around NYC, and the New York Observer‘s Gillian Reagan points out what we’ve known all along: Exceptionally good looking women are riding bikes.

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has long been a biking beauty- she told the Daily News a couple of years ago that she goes to work every day on her bike, because, as she says, it’s “faster than a car, and cheaper”.

Funny, then, that U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has called bike paths “not really transportation”, and has let it slip that she thinks that the whopping 1.5 percent of the gas tax that goes to bike trails and walking paths are stealing money from roads and bridges- you know, real transportation.

Personally, Mary, I’d suggest that you follow the lead of these green queens, pull your 10-speed out of storage, and hit the streets!

To read original New York Observer article, click here. Additional thanks to Salon.

About kelli

My name is Kelli, and I live in San Francisco, California with my wonderful five year-old…dog. I began contributing to ecorazzi.com in June, as a way to feed my insatiable appetite for gossip without totally loosing sight about what really matters. In my day job, I work as a community organizer for a great non-profit environmental organization, so environmentalism is both my interest and my profession. I’ve been an environmental activist for several years, and have had great experiences fighting for clean energy, against the destruction of imperiled forests’, and to protect endangered species. In my spare time, I write for ecorazzi.com, bike through the hectic city of San Francisco, volunteer as a children’s pottery instructor and tutor, knit at the dog park, and see a lot of live music.

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