Personal space: Road warrior

Winter hazard: facial icicles

On an 18-degree February morning, Stewart Carter heads for his job as an IT specialist at the National Emergency Management Response System, 14 miles from his White Oak, Md., home. 'I taught myself how to be a bike commuter in chaotic Washington traffic,' Carter said. 'It only takes about 55 minutes this way compared with 90 minutes on the subway and bus.'

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