Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Benefits of Bicycling

This picture has been floating about, not sure of the exact source.

Seeing it reminded me of  a book previously blogged aboutUrban Cycling  by Katie King Rumford

In it Katie lists and goes into some depth on 25 reasons why you should ride;

  1. No gas required
  2. Free parking everywhere
  3. No traffic
  4. Always be the first one in line at the light
  5. A bike goes where you want, when you want
  6. Get your exercise while commuting to work
  7. Builds muscle and increases strength and endurance
  8. Annual cost of operating a bike: $120, vs annual cost of operating a car $5170
  9. 100 bicycles can be produced for the same energy and resources required to build one medium-sized car
  10. Decrease your carbon footprint
  11. Limit your otherwise excessive purchases at the grocery store
  12. Tend to support local businesses
  13. Automatic air conditioning
  14. There's adventure around every corner
  15. You get to see the city
  16. Less expensive to fix or replace than a car
  17. You can learn how to fix your bike and maintain it
  18. Makes you feel like a kid again
  19. You appreciate a beautiful day
  20. Feel the wind in your face and in your hair
  21. Get some vitamin D
  22. You meet people on bikes
  23. Puts your mind at ease
  24. Anyone can do it
  25. It's fun

I highlighted my favourites, 

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