Bike safety article

Earlier in the year I was making smoothies at the energy future expo on the bike blender and chatting to people about cycling. I estimated over 8 out of 10 people said they would cycle more but it was too dangerous which I always try to dispute. I wish I had this article to show them, that was included in the latest e.can newsletter. It looks at USA data and shows the following:

Biking vs. Driving

Driving a car at 70MPH for one hour:

  • 20 minutes of lifespan erased
  • $35.00 per hour of money burned

Riding a bike at 12MPH for one hour:

  • 4.5 hours of lifespan gained
  • $100 of monetary gains secured

On a Per-Mile Basis:

  • Car: Lose 50 cents and 18 seconds of life
  • Bike: Gain $8.33 and 1350 seconds of life

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