Riding a bike is not only a great way to improve your physical and mental health, but also the health of the planet! Here are some of the ways you'll be helping the environment just by replacing a few car trips with bike rides.
No Gas, No Pollution
By not using any gas, bikes don't release harmful emissions that pollute the atmosphere, nor any carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change. Just moderate increases in bicycle use each year could save an estimated 6 to 14 million tons of CO2.
Harmful Chemicals Are Reduced
We usually think of gas as the only pollutant when it comes to cars, but they also use antifreeze and other fluids that are bad for the environment. Biking instead of driving cuts down on all of them.
More Bikes Equals Fewer Roads
More cars mean more roads need to be built, which causes water run-off that contributes to ground and water pollution. More bikes mean more bike paths and lanes which are more sustainable.
Noise Is Also Pollution
We rarely think of noise pollution when it comes to cars, that is unless you live by a busy street. Swapping bike rides for drives will make your neighborhood quieter to everyone's benefit.