BIKE IT’S BETTER
Bike instead of car = 73 trees
Bike is the means of transport more efficient, economical, and, in the city, often the quickest. Using bike instead of car for 10km per day avoids 700kg of CO2 per year. Equivalent to planting 73 trees.
Bike put wings under your feet, and brings you in a good mood, respecting the environment.
And respecting environment is only one of the benefits of cycling. In town, over short distances bike is often the fastest means because is nimble in traffic and it has no parking problems. Obviously it’s cheap, since it does not need fuel, insurance, etc
And it keep you healthy and fit, avoid diseases related to sedentary lifestyle and overweight, such as hypertension and heart disease.
But cycling is also nice, pleasant and maintains in a good mood. And it’s one of the closest things to fly…. while being close to the asphalt !!!!
Obviously, safety first… Most important is make people see you very well while you’re on the bike, day and night. So always wear fluorescent yellow vest and have front and back lights (possibly led and with rechargeable batteries).
Very important it’s also to choose the safer and pleasant routes, preferring, where possible, parks and bike paths, and, when you have to go on the street, give priority to roads with little traffic, possibly one-way and with few traffic lights. Sometimes this involves longer journeys, but it is definitely worth, because security increases the pleasure of cycling.
And if you want to avoid sweating, electric bikes are your solution. When comes the climb, or you do not want a drop of sweat, you can ask the help of a small electric motor and you can ride effortlessly.
For longer journeys, you can use folding bikes plus public transportation such as train and subway. Folding bikes occupy very little space when folded and do not need additional tickets. They are also very comfortable to be transported in the car without the need for roof racks, bike racks, etc. You can fold them and simply put them in the boot!!