-Short trips are up to three times more polluting per mile than long trips.
-Whenbicycling is substituted for short autotrips, 3.6 pounds of pollutants per mile are not emitted into the atmosphere.
-Ten bikes can park in the space used by a single motor vehicle.
-Over 66% of the adult US population is overweight and 32% of the US is obese, costing our nation $68 billion in health care and personal costs annually.
-One child out of every 4 is overweight in America. Bicyclists generally accomplish more work. There’s nothing like riding to stimulate circulation, relieve stress, allow creative thought and establish a positive attitude toward oneself and one’s environment.
-80% of people who switch from sedentary commuting to cycling improve their heart, lungs and blood vessels greatly in 6-8 weeks, so they get sick much less often.
-For a 180 pound man, a 10 mile round trip bike commute burns 400 calories. For a 130-pound woman this same commute burns 300 calories.
-In some large urban areas, it is possible to save over $200 per month on parking alone.
-If the real taxpayer subsidy of autoswere reflected in fuel taxes, a gallon of gasoline might cost as much as $9.00.
-Ten bikes can park in the space taken by a single motor vehicle.
Pretty interesting, huh? Gives you a lot to think about.
***PS- Don't forget Bike to Work Day is TOMORROW!
B-fit, B-green, B-cycle