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Bikes Can Save Us (Infographic)

Bikes Can Save Us (Infographic)

For Americans in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record, the idea of commuting across town on a bicycle might seem a little crazy, but it’s actually the perfect time to get your bike tuned up for fall riding. What’s more, the U.S. habit of climbing into our 4-wheeled air conditioned boxes to get everywhere we need to go may be killing us in more ways than one.

Inactivity-related diseases are the number 1 killer in the United States, but adding 30 minutes of daily exercise – possibly by bicycle – can save an average of $544 per person per year in health costs – that savings represents better health and less pollution! On top of the health savings, bicyclists save money on gas, parking and automobile maintenance. According to at least one study, bicyclists also save time during rush hour when they can actually out-pace cars in urban areas. Check it out:

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2:02AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Thanks for sharing

5:44AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

I bike everywhere, to work also. My suggestions: Get a bike that fits with yourself. Go to ride it where you're comfortable first on weekend, increase distance, and then try it on not so busy road first in a group with more experienced bikers, and finally alone. You'll gradually gain confidence, skills and the love of your bike. You would eventually be able to commute anywhere anytime by bike too.

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7:19PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Great idea but it wouldn't work in my city (Melbourne, Australia) there's 4 million people and not enough bike lanes. I see people cycling and it scares me because of all the cars around; the number of bike/car accidents is high (with 9 out of 10 being the motorist's fault) despite the fact that wearing a bike helmet is compulsory - 33 cyclists dead and countless injured in the last year. People here tend to drive to work and cycle in parks (where it's safe) on the weekends.

1:33PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Many people use cars to go around our village. I walk!!

1:33PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

I used to cycle until I had my family. It kept me fit. Now I go walks.

1:22PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

Commuting by bicycle is so much faster most of the times, but you have to be careful of cars. They don't really like bikers...

10:35AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

thanks for sharing!

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