Penny Troutner has an uncommon lament: "My son Marshall turned sixteen last September and we're trying to get him to get his license. But he says he doesn't need it because he doesn't see any point. There's no place he needs to go that he can't go on his bike."
Of course, the teen's perception of Baltimore is colored by growing up with a mother who's an avid cyclist, an owner of a bike shop, and the first chair of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee in 1998. But, if things go as planned, her son's experience may some day prove typical.