The design of the bicycle has nothing to do with the infrastructural problems affecting modern cities. Mr. Pallotta specifies a thesis, but then doesn't make any effort to address it or even explain it! This is terrible journalism.
Never-mind the fact that the main point of this article is a non-sequitur. It is little better than the following proposition:
"People don't like to drink water because it doesn't taste like soda... Let's reinvent the cup."