U.S.: Can put a man on the moon, can't figure out how to make bikes work
Germans are 10 times more likely than Americans to ride a bike and three times less likely to get hurt while doing so.
No big surprise there. Germans have great bike routes. Germans follow the rules when they're driving. (They're not fake law and order types, like U.S. drivers, who are only law and order types when it comes to laws that don't inconvience them.)
This is, as the man says, not rocket science.
You simply stripe and enforce bike lanes, stop with the ridiculous cul-du-sacs to nowhere, provide secure parking, and bang. Employers, get a shower room installed and encourage your employees to ride. Their health will improve (and I'll bet your insurance bills will too).
Or, we can simply continue being huge and lazy, and try to drill our way out of every transportation problem, before heading to the pharmacy for a six-pack of artery-drano.