"Oil is a non-renewable resource that harms our environment and is a huge source of conflict among nations. Vehicles that run on oil, such as every SUV, car, truck and minivan in Toronto are only inflaming this growing problem and polluting the very air we breathe. In contrast, bicycles use absolutely no gas to run, do not in any way harm the air and (shockingly!) actually benefit those who ride them. At a minimum, cyclists should be treated with equal respect to motorists and so the next time you see someone toiling away on their bike to get from A to B, show a little sympathy and appreciate the sacrifice we cyclists are making."