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The Clean Way to Commute

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The Clean Way to Commute

Commuting to work is never fun. Oftentimes, we get stuck in traffic, setting us up for a day of aggravation and frustration. These impressionable morning hours can make or break your day. No coffee? Forget about it.

My solution to the morning commute? The humble bicycle. A human-powered machine, these two wheels can bring you anywhere a car can and beyond. It is a cheap, fun, accessible way to travel. More and more cities across the country are creating bike share programs for those who don’t own bikes, as well as creating more bike lanes to enhance bikers’ safety.

Too busy to exercise? The bike commute may be your answer. Sadly, less than 1 million people in the US commute to work by bicycle. Comparatively, there are over 200 million cars on the road, meaning less than 1% of commuters are using a bike.

Rather than use my car to go to the local store, I have made the resolution to bike. This way, I don’t make unnecessary trips to the store, I save money on gas, and I fit in a workout. I love it! It honestly does not take much more time than driving a car, and it is much more enjoyable to breathe in the crisp stream of air rather than stale car-air. In this time, however, I have noticed an unfortunate anti-bike attitude on the road. Cars speed by, viewing me as more of an annoying inconvenience rather than an equal. What is so cumbersome about biking on the road? My thought is that if more drivers tried biking, they might understand the challenges that must be faced on the road. Bikers deserve equal respect to other vehicles, end of discussion. I encourage you to go out for a ride this weekend, enjoy the fresh air. If you are open to it, biking could likely make your day, and the planet, better.

Read on for 5 ways biking can improve your life…

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Jordyn Cormier

Jordyn is a choreographer, freelance writer, and an avid outdoors woman. Having received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the Boston Conservatory, she is passionate about maintaining a healthy body, mind, and soul through food and fitness. A lover of adventure, Jordyn can often be found hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and making herself at home in the backcountry! Check out what else Jordyn has been up to at jordyncormier.com.

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7:44PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

an informative article. irrelevant, but does anyone else also find themselves more inclined to click ads on care2 as we know profits go to a good cause?

9:40PM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

thanks, for posting this

9:58AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

I am retired, but I ride my bike almost daily.

1:33PM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Thank you Jordyn, for Sharing this!

9:57AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

11:09PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Avoid being run over.

6:37PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

yes

6:35PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

Yes, I do love.. I wish many cities in Florida should be bicycle-friendly cities.

4:21PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

thanks

4:08PM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

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