Environment

Bike versus Car ……. You decide

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of mankind” – HG Wells.

Did you know ……

People who cycle regularly have the same level of fitness as non-cyclists 10 years younger than them.

You can fit up to 12 bicycles into one car parking space.

Cycling improves strength, stamina and posture.

28% of trips made in the Netherlands are made by bike.

100 calories can power a cyclist for three miles (4.8 km) but can only power a car for 280 feet. (86 metres)

100 bikes can be produced with the same amount of energy it takes to build one medium-sized car.

A cyclist uses fewer watts of energy to travel than a car needs to power its lighting system over the same distance.

The average car weighs approximately one tonne and produces four times its own weight in CO2 each year.

from “It’s all about Living” – a V.H.I. Magazine  www.vhi.ie