Have you ever considered commuting to class or work by bike? An increasing number of cities in the U.S. are providing public bike shares at affordable rates. You’ll be reducing emissions, saving money, and getting in shape – all at the same time!
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a typical passenger vehicle produces 4.7 metric tons of CO2 per year. Multiplied by 210 million drivers, that’s 987 million tons of C02 from vehicle emissions – just in the U.S.
This level of air pollution harms not only our planet, but those who depend on it as well. Pollution from vehicle emissions has been connected to rising levels of respiratory illnesses, allergies, insect-borne illnesses, and lost productivity, among other challenges.
Is there a bike share in your area? If not, consider purchasing a used bike for a long-term investment in your fitness, and your future.