Thursday, December 6, 2007

One Less Car: The Benefits of Bike Commuting

10 reasons bikes are better than cars

1.Bicycling for an hour at a moderate pace burns approximately 500 calories.

2.A four mile round trip bike ride prevents approximately 15 pounds of auto pollutants from entering the atmosphere.

3.High gas prices, dependence on foreign oil, the depletion of a non-renewing natural resource.

4. No car payments, auto insurance, parking permits or tickets.

5.The average yearly cost of car ownership is over $7000, the average yearly bike cost is under $300 and can be less depending on how much of your own maintenance and repair you perform.

6.Bicycling is aerobioc/cardiovascular exercise which has been proven to reduce a
person’s risk of heart disease, some cancers, and their chance of becoming obese.

7.Bicycling reduces stress and symptoms of depression.

8.Economic vitality is increased in urban areas that promote bicycle and pedestrian
traffic over car traffic.

9.Bicycling is a great way to spend time with family and to meet your neighbors.

10.Bicyclists don’t have to sit in traffic.

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