Let’s try to save the planetBy MicroEmpowering.org
Riding a bike can help us save water? A gallon of gasoline takes nearly 13 gallons of water to produce. Biking daily can save gallons of water!
Riding a bike can help save energy? The United States accounts for 30% of the worlds automobiles and require 8.2 million barrels of oil a day to operate them. Thats 11% of the worlds daily oil consumption. All that fuel we burn fills the air with 1,300 million tons of CO2 each year. Ride a bike and save energy and fuel consumption!
Riding a bike can help save the environment? If 5% of New Yorkers commuting by private car or taxi switched to biking to work, they could save 150 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year. That is equivalent to the amount reduced by planting a forest 1.3 times the size of Manhattan!
Riding a bike can directly benefit you ? • Bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation, and excitement than car commuters. • 30-60 minutes of daily physical activity such as biking to work is associated with low blood pressure in women and low hypertension in both genders.
Riding a bike can help you lose weight? If you cycle 6 miles to and from work instead of driving, taking about 30 minutes each way, you could burn 15 to 20 lb. of fat each year.
Let’s make a difference! Look out for bike sharing coming to New York City this summer! Citi Bike will consist of 600 stations, 10,000 bikes in Manhattan and Brooklyn!
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