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5 Reasons That You Should Get on a Bike

February 16th, 2011

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

Five excellent statistics from Bikes Belong:

  1. On a round-trip commute of 10 miles, bicyclists save roughly $10 daily and spare the air 10 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
  2. Fifteen percent of all trips are made for commuting to work.
  3. Bicycling for transportation can reduce mortality by 35 to 40%
  4. If the number of kids who walk and bike to school returned to 1969 levels, it would save 3.2 billion vehicle miles, 1.5 million tons of CO2 and 89,000 tons of other pollutants annually. This is the equivalent of keeping more than 250,000 cars off the road for a year.
  5. Only 8% of U.S. households don’t have a vehicle available for regular use.
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