My journey time to work has been cut in half - my journey time home from work has been cut in 3. After threatening to do so for a while, I have purchased a bike - the old fashioned type that you pedal. It's big and cool looking and came with a helmet to keep me safe and a big fat lock which you'd need explosives to get through.
The world looks very different from the saddle; every driver on the road is a potential killer; fellow cyclists are no longer a nuisance but brothers and I even managed to tut tut at one such brother for whom the need to protect his brain from getting bashed in was of secondary importance to his hair do.
If there are any other cyclists out there, any tips for avoiding the Jerusalem traffic (getting crunched by it that is) would be appreciated. I'm not a novice cyclist and even made my way round the Kinneret last year but most of my cycling was around the garden and over ramps.
Take care on the roads and watch out for a bright red helmet!