Happy Earth Day! Whether you’re an avid cyclist or an occasional rider–you’re doing more than you know to help improve our environment. Let’s take a look at 5 of the many ways riding a bike helps the earth!
1.) Biking does not pollute the air
Cars are the primary cause of air pollution in the U.S. and the more people bike, the fewer cars there will be on the road causing pollution.
2.) Bicycles do not create carbon dioxide
Cars emit high levels of carbon dioxide which is the main cause of global warming. Biking more and driving less helps to reduce this amount of carbon dioxide pollution.
3.) Biking does not create noise
Biking reduces cars on the road and the noise that goes with them. This ultimately reduces noise pollution for people who live near busy roadways.
4.) Biking reduces congestion
Congestion from cars clogs our roadways and adds to our stress while biking helps reduce the number of cars on the road–and also alleviates stress and improves mental well-being!
5.) Biking requires less space and fewer roadways
As more cars fill the roads, more roads must be built and extra lanes added to existing ones. After a while this consumes open space that causes more water run-off which contributes to ground and water pollution. But creating bike paths or adding bike lanes to roads for cycling has tremendous beneficial effects for our land.