Climate Crisis Solution #35: Ride a Bike!
In Copenhagen, 33% of commuters travel by bike. Perhaps it's no coincidence that a recent survey ranked Denmark as the happiest of 178 countries.
A huge portion of our car travel could easily be done by bike. In California, for example, warm weather makes cycling possible almost year-round, more than half of all commutes are 5 miles or less, and 40% of trips are less than 2 miles - that's easy biking!
Using a bike for transportation will keep you healthy and happy, and it will change the way you see the world. Powered by breakfast rather than a $3.50 gallon of gas, you may come across a friend, have a chance to stop and chat for a minute, and enjoy your neighborhood. And once you arrive, you'll find a parking spot anywhere!
Visit www.activetransportation.org for more information, or look for your local city's Bicycle Coalition online.
The Live Earth
77 Essential Skills to Stop Climate Change â€”
or Live Through It
by David de Rothschild
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