It is estimated that there are approximately two billion bikes in use around the world.
(Source: World Economic Forum)
Cycling 10 km each way to work would save 1500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
(Source: European Cyclists’ Federation)
Bicycles are about three times as efficient as walking in terms of the energy a person must expend to travel a given distance.
(Source: Transportation Alternatives)
Regular cycling can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.
(Source: British Medical Association)
(Source: City of Portland, Oregon)
Eight bikes can be parked in the space required for one car.
In congested urban areas, bikes are often faster than cars for trips of up to 10 km.
(Source: TomTom Traffic Index)
Over 100 million bicycles are produced worldwide yearly.
(Source: Worldwatch Institute)
(Source: General observation and expert opinion)
A well-maintained bike can last for around 30 years.
(Source: Environmental Defense Fund)
If just 1 out of 10 commuters switched to cycling, it could reduce CO2 emissions by 25 million tons annually.
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