We all know that it’s better for us and the environment if we hop on our bikes to commute, especially the short trips we have every day, but it’s always awesome to have some solid numbers on our side too. Check it out…
Ah, Copenhagen. A bike lover’s dream city.
In fact, in all of Denmark, 36% of adults ride their bike to work at least once a week, and 44% of Danish households don’t own a car.
Copenhagen alone has over 340 kilometers of bike lanes. Which is why we have a serious crush on it.
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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!
Here’s an intriguing pro-bicycle campaign. Earlier this year the City of Copenhagen published this ad which reads:
You won’t believe it… You’re safer on the bicycle than on the sofa!
Lack of daily exercise is harmful to your health, while physical activity keeps your body healthy.
Cycling extends your life – daily excercise for minimum 30 minutes extends your life with up to five years.
Although promoting active transportation, focusing on the exercise benefits of riding your bike, the ad actually comes from the city’s public health department.
Simple and to the point. Makes sense, doesn’t it?