I have been a bicycle commuter for 10 years; I started my first year of undergrad at UVA and I aim to perform most transportation on bicycle, when feasible and safe. I moved to Los Angeles from UVA with my girlfriend, and we specifically chose our apartment to be within biking distance of UCLA, some friends in Santa Monica and the beach. She and I now bike often! Our longest trek has been from our apartment to the southern end of The Strand in Redondo beach and back. Biking has lots of advantages -- exercise, being outdoors, avoiding traffic, easy parking, environmentally friendlyness and savings on car expenses.