How to Help the Planet – Ride a Bike!


How to Help the Planet – Ride a Bike!

Are climate change warnings and increased pollution stressing you out? Then why not de-stress and contribution to the environment at the same time – hop on a bike! Cycling is the greenest and eco-friendly form of transport you can use if you want to make a difference.

And that’s not all, cycling is wallet-friendly and you’ll also get the health benefits of an exercise while doing it. Beat the rush hour and take the bicycle instead. No more being trampled on a train or a bus, no traffic queues and no searching for that parking spot. On a bicycle, you’re free and quick. And what’s more important – emission free.

Less pollution exposure
Riding a bike in heavy traffic is actually better for you that sitting in a car. You would think being in a car would protect you from pollution, unfortunately not. Even with closed windows and your air-con off, you still get exposed to all the harmful stuff.

Cyclists usually use cycling lanes and travel on the side of the road which makes them less exposed to direct exhausts from other cars. At the same time, they get their daily amount of exercise, which is essential for health and well-being.

No fuel needed
Why not save some money on expensive gas and take the bike instead. The only fuel you’ll need is a healthy breakfast which you’ll burn off as soon as you arrive on your destination. Be environment-friendly and help protect our planet by decreasing pollution, lower the demand for fuel and be sustainable.

Be on trend
Cycling to school or work is more popular than ever. Many countries encourage their citizens to take the bike instead of the car and many cities offer free bicycle use, such as BicikeLJ in Ljubljana. The trend of city cycling in Europe has come from the north. Countries like the Netherlands or Sweden are a good example of going anywhere on your bike, despite having less than perfect weather.

Going green has never been so easy. All you need is a bike, a helmet, and some enthusiasm. A flat bike tire now and then is a small price to pay for helping the planet.

Tina Koren

 

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