Friday, December 16, 2011

CAN BIKE COMMUTING SAVE THE WORLD?


That was the fun fact that jumped out in the review of an article from the English newspaper The Guardian that made the case for biking as a way to take a meaningful bite out of Europe's carbon emissions.
If the entire European Union boasted average cycling miles like Denmark's the region's emissions would drop by 25 percent. This according to the European Cycling Foundation.
But a cool infographic from a Northwest coalition of health care management advocates also points out the health benefits of bike commuting. For example: The average worker will lose 13 pounds in their first year of biking to work.
New Years resolutions anyone?
The group also posits that Portland's investment in bike-commuting infrastructure will save the city millions in health care expenses.

1 comment:

  1. I think it will definitely help our earth survive. Just think of how much pollution we can prevent and the illness along with it. Everyone around the world should have a ISO 14000 Environmental. For companies, ISO standards contribute more to an organization's economic sustainability than ever before. An increasing number of manufacturers and business customers will not even do business with a supplier that is not ISO certified.

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