If you want to start bike commuting, and now that it's spring, there's really no excuse not to, but you don't have a bike or have an old beater or are embarrassed by the hardtail you bought at Target and want a new bike, get this one. The Linus Roadster 8 has everything you need and it's beautiful and it's not that expensive, as far as bikes go. Trust me- I have a blog.
In DC, Bicycle Space sells Linus bikes and I don't know if they have this one in stock, but they could probably order you one.
This is not a paid advertisement for Bicycle Space or Linus (though I would accept their money). I just want to own this bike vicariously.