Why you should bike to work in 2017.
Hi everyone. Welcome back to my vehicles blog. One of my new year resolutions for 2016 was to taking up cycling. I was a little bit late starting this in 2016, and in fact only bought myself a cheap second hand bicycle a couple of months ago from the e-commerce shopping website, http://www.easyprices.com. I’m loving using my bicycle, and have been cycling everyday to and from work. After speaking to some friends who have decided to take the leap and try cycling to work I wanted to share my findings with all of you, my beloved blog followers.
You get all the benefits of going to the gym, without paying for a gym membership. The average bicycle commuter loses 13 pounds from cycling over the first year, and the weight loss will continue over every year of cycling. If you’re overweight then cycling is a great form of cardiovascular exercise, as it’s much better on your joints tan running.
Living in a big city? You won’t miss sitting around in traffic jams. Commuting by bicycle can take half the amount of time if you regular spend hours sat in the traffic, and most of the time that won;t be spent sat around waiting to move.
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Don’t own a bike? Don’t worry. In recent years there’s been many initiatives across many larger cities where you can rent a bike from various bike points across the city. In London there has been a bicycle sharing system since 2010. There are 839 stations spread out across the city, with 13,600 bicycles altogether. Bicycles can be rent
ed for up to 030 minutes without charge, and you can pay to get 24 hours membership for 2 pounds, or a years membership for 90 pounds.
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You’re less likely to call in sick, and maybe less likely to be sick. A study in 2012 by a Dutch company TNO found that if 1% of Denmark’s employees started cycling to work then the employers could save $34 million a year in lost productivity. And in Portland, thanks to the investment into biking and biking culture over the next 30 years the residents could save up to $594 million in health care ans well as fuel savings between $143 and $218 million. And public transport is no better. According to the University of Nottingham people using public transport are 6 times more likely to be affected by acute respiratory infections. And supposedly if you’re only an occasional user of public transport then you’re even more at risk.
It makes the roads safer for everyone. Unlike cars, when you have more bicycles on the road it becomes safer. This is because having more cyclists on the road lowers the chance that an individual cyclist will be hit by a motorist. And the safer the road is perceived to be, the safer the road will become and the more likely people are to cycle.
Don’t like inhaling exhaust fumes? Try cycling! Inhaling fuel emissions is bad for anyone, but contrary to popular belief you are more likely to inhale harmful air when in a car than on a bicycle. This is because sitting in a car you are nearer to the tailpipe of the car in front of you and thus more likely to inhale harmful gases. If you’re sitting on a bike then your lungs will be higher than most of the fumes, and you’re more likely going to be on the outskirts of the road where there i’ll be less fuel emissions.