Friday Tidbit: Biking Infographic
I saw this infographic this week after REI tweeted it. And after my posts about biking and walking, I thought it would be interesting to share.
This is actually a three part infographic. While I thought about sharing it over the course of three weeks, it all ties together, so you are getting it all now. Hopefully the stats don’t overwhelm you.
By the way, these were posted by Co.Design just a few days ago.
Two things stick out from the first section: you can lose 13 pounds in your first year of biking. If you’ve been worried about your weight, that seems like a pretty easy option. Second, 70% of Americans’ car trips are less than 2 miles. 2 miles! That is not very far at all.
Keep in mind these are correlations, not causations, but still. If you have a short commute, the amount of money you’d save biking due to gas, health related expenses, and more, is pretty high. Also, $8.00/gallon. If that happened in the US, we’d revolt.
Do any of these facts surprise or shock you?