Regular cyclists have the general health and fitness of noncyclists who are 10 years younger.
Car occupants are exposed to 2-3 times more air pollution than cyclists.
Cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and motorcycles produce 17 percent of America's global warming pollution vs. non from bicycles.
These are just a few of the reasons to start commuting by bike. For those who live within a few miles of work, this book offers simple safety, bike-buying, gear-buying, and basic maintenance tips, as well as ways to best plan your route to and from the office. By biking to work, you can improve your physical and mental health, save money, reduce smog and global-warming pollution, and contribute to friendlier cities. In the face of rush-hour traffic, biking is often faster than driving, too!