New Zealand pops up on some eye-catching graphs in a new paper in the journal Nature, Greater Auckland reports, which looks at the ownership of bikes and cars in various countries. 82% of us know how to ride a bike, (second only to Poland and well above global average), 35% own a bike we can personally ride, and 18% regularly make a short bike ride. Type 4 countries (the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) show the highest car ownership level plus a high bicycle ownership level. However, they also have vast land areas and cities with relatively low population densities, forcing residents into a car-centric lifestyle and resulting in unsustainable mobility patterns.