Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment

Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment

While many American adults enjoy the perk of owning a car, as they pull out of their garage, they overlook one mode of transportation that may very well serve as not only an alternative mode of transportation, but also a key to a healthy life. http://www.quickenloans.com/ has created an infographic entitled “Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment”, illustrating how adding two-wheeled transport to your repertoire can benefit not only you, but the environment and your wallet!
It’s a fact: 50% of Americans live within five miles of their workplace. If this applies to you, and you bike the five miles instead of driving, you can reduce your total household emissions by six percent. If you live ten miles away, and bike to work instead of drive, you can save $10 per day.
By biking, you reduce the amount of money you spend on car repairs and the amount you dish out on gas. One huge perk: no sitting in traffic. Traffic congestion wastes 3.9 billion gallons of gas per year.
Biking also has health benefits. It can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and lower women’s risk of breast cancer. Cities are starting to take notice, and beginning to create bike-friendly streets for bicyclists in order to encourage this increasingly popular mode of transportation.
Feel free to like, share, and comment on this infographic entitled “Footloose and Car Free! How Biking Can Improve Your Health and the Environment” by http://www.quickenloans.com/.

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Posted Jan 23, 2014
 
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