40 benefits of bike ommuting and bicycling
October 3, 2006, 11:12 am
Filed under: bicycle commute, commute

More Than Forty Good Reasons For Bicycling

 1. Bicycles Increase Mobility For Those Who Don’t Have Access To Motor Transport.

2. Bikes Increase Mobility For Those Who Don’t Qualify To Drive A Car.

3. Bicycles Increase Mobility For Those Who Can’t Afford Motor Transport.

4. Bikes Increase Mobility For Those Who Don’t Want To Drive Motor Vehicles.

5. There Are 28 Miles Of Bike Trails In The City of Seattle.

6. Bicycling Is The Most Efficient Form Of Transportation Ever Invented.

7. You Get Exercise Form Bicycling

8. Save Travel Money By Biking

9. Reduce Stress

10. Biking Is Therapeutic For The Mind & Spirit

11. Cycling Is Therapeutic For The Body

12. Your Commute Will Be The Best Part Of Your Day Instead Of The Worst Part Of Your Day.

13. Cycling Improves Self-Esteem

14. Save On The Membership To A Health Club, Get Your Exercise Bicycling To Work

15. Cycling Is Low Impact On The Body

16. Cycling Is Low Impact On The Environment

17. Bicycling In Your Neighborhood Is A Great Way To Meet Your Neighbors

18. Camaraderie of Cyclists Makes It A Great Way To Meet A Nice Stranger With A Similar Interest

19. Bicyclist Can Ignore the Traffic Reports

20. Feel the Self-satisfaction Of Biking Past A Traffic Jam In The Bike Lane.

21. Predictable Commute Time

22. Easier Parking

23. Cheaper Parking

24. Leaving Your Car At Home Provide A Parking Space For Someone Less Fortunate

25. If You Are Lazy, Your Bicycle Provides Door-To-Door Transport (You Don’t Have To Walk Across A Vast Parking Lot)

26. Reduce Demand For Parking Lots

27. Reduce Energy Consumption (see below)

28. Reduce Air Pollution — Bicyclist Emit Few Gases

29. Reduce Water Pollution — Bikes Don’t Drip Brake Fluid, Anti-Freeze, Transmission Fluid, Etc.

30. Reduce Noise Pollution — Even Without A Muffler Bikes Are Quiet

31. Reduces Road Wear — Even If Cyclist Feel Like They Have The Weight Of The World On Their Shoulders.

32. A four mile bicycle trip keeps about 15 pounds of pollutants out of the air we breathe.

33. 40% Of All Trips In The U.S. Are Within Two Miles Of Home.

34. Prevent and protest the sanctioned murder of responsible citizens.

35. Bikes Small Profile Reduce Congestion

36. Motor Vehicle Emissions Cause More Than Half Of The Northwest’s Air Pollution.

37. Reduce Need To Lay Additional Asphalt And Concrete

38. Easier to Vary Your Route By Bicycle

39. Bicycling Improves Cardio-Vascular Health

40. Better muscle tone, bone mass improvement, clearer skin

41. Healthier People Have Lower Health Care Expenses

42. New bicycle commuters can expect to lose 13 pounds their first year of bicycle commuting.

43. The Exercise Increase Your Productivity At Work

44. Increased Bike Uses Generates Bike Facilities Which Increase Property Values

45. Bicycling Gives You More Fresh Air Than A Sauna And You Can Still Sweat And Clean Your Pores

46. Bike Commuting Is A License To Dress Weird And Still Feel Smug

47. Urban Cycling Keeps You Humble

48. Biking Is Virtually Life Long Activity

49. Bicycling Can Be Enjoyed In A Wide Variety Of Topography

50. Cycling Can Be Enjoyed In A Wide Variety Of Climates

51. Bicycles Are A Great Means To See The World

52. Bicycling is cool.

53. Biking Is Fun.

40+ Benefits of Bike Commuting & Recreational Bicycling

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2 Comments so far
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Dude, you fixed the typo! “communting” sounded more fun. If there is more fun, that is. 😉

Like the list, though. Urban cycling keeps you humble. When you’re not grinning like a maniac.

Comment by Crowlie

“Urban cycling keeps you humble.”

That should be the FIRST item on the list.

Darned right it does! Sometimes urban riding is like giving yourself tough love — it’s tough, but it’s still love.

Safe rides, all.

Comment by Oh Yeah

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