Benefits of Biking
Bicycling is great for health, good for communities, and a solution to many of our most pressing societal and environmental problems. Bicycle commuting is efficient, economical, healthy, ecological, and fun. Here are some great reasons to commute by bike:
Bicycling will help you save money by eliminating or cutting back on your gas bill. Cyclists can meet all of their transportation needs with a combination of bicycling, transit, and an occasional cab or rented car. You can save money on parking and won’t need a membership to a gym to work out.
Over 75% of people who switch from sedentary commuting to cycling improve their heart, lungs and blood vessels greatly in 6-8 weeks.
Bicycling is faster than other modes when traveling distances under three miles. For longer trips, bicycling may still save time by combining commute time with the time you normally spend exercising.
Autos are the single largest source of U.S. air pollution. Short trips are up to three times more polluting per mile than long trips. When bicycling is substituted for short auto trips, 3.6 pounds of pollutants are kept from being emitted into the atmosphere.