We all know that cycling has many benefits that include improved muscle tone, increased stamina and reduced stress, but did you realize just how much cycling to work can help save you money? If you currently drive your car to work every day, getting on your bike could help you:
- Save up to $50 a week on gas
- Eliminate parking fees
- Lower cost tune-ups for bike and vehicle
- Lower your car insurance rates
- Cycling uses no fuel
- Bicycles take a lot less energy to make a than a car
- Bikes don't require toxic batteries or motor oil
- Cycling significantly reduces transportation emissions and traffic congestion
Commuting by bike is first and foremost supposed to be fun! There are many reasons people start cycling to work but it’s the daily enjoyment that keep people getting on their bikes day after day.
If you would like more information on cycling to work, check out the included links and resources from the SIRC collection.
References from the SIRC Collection
1. Dewey A. Why Your Business Should be Bicycle Friendly. American Bicyclist [serial online]. July 2009;:9.
Hamilton A. Take heart and bike to work. Cycling Weekly [serial online]. March 2012;:41.
2. Hawkins K. Bikes: The "Green" Machines that are Moving Vancouver toward Sustainability. Bicycle Paper [serial online]. August 2011;40(6):1-8.
3. Panter J, Jones A. Attitudes and the Environment as Determinants of Active Travel in Adults: What Do and Don't We Know?. Journal Of Physical Activity & Health [serial online]. July 2010;7(4):551-561.
4. Shephard R. Is Active Commuting the Answer to Population Health?. Sports Medicine [serial online].