Continuing Pollution Prevention week, September 22nd is officially known as Ride Your Bike to Work Day!
40% of all trips made in the U.S. are less than two miles. Which means that if we used bikes to make just half of those trips, we’d be helping our environment immensely. Bicycling is a fun and feasible way to get around, enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise.
Helping our environment
Along with being one of the best physical exercise you could possibly get, leaving your vehicle at home and hopping on a bike also has a huge environmental impact. Cutting down on greenhouse emissions, reducing pollutants, reducing noise pollution and congestion.
Cycling and walking also make our roads safer by reducing the number of automobiles on the street. Did you know that 98.5% of collisions on regional roads are between gas-powered vehicles? Furthermore, streets where people walk and bike have more people on the street at all times and this has been shown to reduce local crime.
To your health!
Cycling can improve your health and well-being by improving your posture and balance. Lowering your blood pressure, increasing you overall flexibility and muscle strength while lowering stress levels. Physical activity in general lowers the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and even depression.
Cycling is a great way to get around, but it is also a way to save. On average it costs $6,000 - $8,000 per year to own and operate a vehicle, compared to $150 per year for a bike.
I guess you can say that we love cycling. Feeling the air rush over your face, seeing the outside world not through a pane of glass. Cycling makes our roads calmer and safer, keeps us active and healthy and can even bring communities closer just by being outside together.
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