Some facts and figures on bikes | 511 Contra Costa

Some facts and figures on bikes

It may not look like much, but that two-wheeled contraption in your garage is a lean, green, health, economic and safety machine.
We rounded up some facts and stats from the Bikes Belong Coalition. Consider these talking points when you ask your employer to install a free bike locker.
1. Bicycling is for everyone

2. Bicycling can help you live longer and better

3. Bicycling boosts the economy

4. Bicycling is less expensive than driving a car

5. Bicycling reduces road congestion and air pollution

6. Bicycling is safe, and together we can make it safer

  • The health benefits of cycling outweigh the risks by a factor of 20 to one. (Hillman, M., 1992)
  • There is safety in numbers: the more cyclists there are, the safer bicycling is. (Jacobsen, P., 2003)
Image from Mission Bicycle.

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