Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cyclists in The US Save $4.6 Billion A Year

You may say that your major reason of riding a bike is to improve and maintain your health. It's just a personal impact you can get from cycling. You may don't realize that cycling also teach you how to not become an unselfish person. Pedaling a bike meaning that you care about the environment. Bicycle runs by your legs which mean it's consume no fuel that can cause gas pollution

More Americans now turn to bicycle as daily transportation mode. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of bicycle commuters grew 40 percent nationwide.

By May 2012, a new data as quoted from, highlight that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving. The data was released during the National Bike to Work Day which held on May, 2012.

The League of American Bicyclists, Sierra Club, and the National Council of La Raza also announced that the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car, and if American drivers replaced just one four-mile car trip with a bike each week for the entire year, it would save more than two billion gallons of gas, for a total savings of $7.3 billion a year, based on $4 a gallon for gas.

"There are so many reasons more people are riding, from improving their health to protecting the environment," Said Andy Clarke, the League’s president

"But, especially in tough economic times, bicycling can also be an economic catalyst, keeping billions of dollars in the pockets of American families."
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