Why Commute by Bike

Fight pollution

  • Automobiles produce toxic substances that pollute the ground, air and water
  • Burning fossil fuels creates CO2 that contributes to global warming
  • Automobiles also produce noise pollution

    Stay fit

  • Bicycle commuting allows you to include your workout in your daily schedule
  • Riding a bike instead of your car sitting in traffic is less stressful
  • Staying in better shape will decrease your chances of getting sick

    Avoid traffic delays

  • Off-road trails, bike lanes and wide curb lanes allow you to ride past traffic
  • Bike commuting takes less time when you account for car parking and traffic
  • Longer rides can result in less traffic and more enjoyment of your commute

    Save money

  • Maintenance costs for your automobile will decrease, as will your gas bill
  • You will save money on parking (and tickets)
  • You won't have to have a membership to a gym to workout

    Enjoy your commute

  • Arrive at work refreshed and full of energy; ride off stress after work
  • Commuting under your own power gives you a sense of accomplishment
  • Take the long way home and ride through a park or along a local river
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    [Bike Week 2003]

    The League of American Bicyclists promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. For more information, contact them at
    1612 K Street, NW, Suite 800; Washington, DC 20006-2082
    phone: 202/822-1333; fax: 202/822-1334
    web site: www.bikeleague.org;
    e-mail: bikeleague@bikeleague.org