Biking Keeps 5.1 Tons of CO2 from Being Produced

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We all know that biking is better for the environment, but how much better? The EPA said in 2011, “A typical passenger vehicle emits about 5.1 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year”. If the average American driver rode their bikes the whole time instead of driving it would produce no CO2.

 

Some cities make it easier and safer to bike than others, by having bike lanes, bike paths, bike friendly laws, a strong cyclist community, and more.

Top 10 best biking cities in the US from Bicycling.com 

  1. Minneapolis, MN
  2. file000619457980Portland, OR
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Eugene, OR
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Madison, WI
  8. New York City, NY
  9. Tucson, AZ
  10. Chicago, IL

 


What you should do

Ride a bike whenever possible instead of driving.

 

Sources

Click to access 420f11041.pdf

http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/bicyclings-top-50

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