This probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone given the political state of the world and the rise of oil demand by foriegn markets like China and India. The possibility of $5 gas has been the song and prayer of some cyclists for years and some will say that this increase of gas over the last 3 years along with the recession has increased biking, but is it really making a difference? Even in the cycling friendly towns along the front range like Boulder, Fort Collins and pockets of Denver an increase has taken place but some will say it is smaller than one would expect giving the state of the world. But most importantly are you going to change and if not what does it take to make the leap? Some say a "leap" is a strong word because like anything one can take baby steps, no one is asking to sell the car and quit your job that is 20 miles away. Focus on those items within the 2 mile radius from your house/apartment.
We all know that commuting can be easy... in theory and dreams, it's where the rubber hits the road that reality or perceived reality sets in. So back to the question, What will it take for you to start commuting my bike more in 2012?