If you are looking for some easy ways to lower your carbon footprint, then look at one of the least eco friendly things in your day to day life. That would be your vehicle. Obviously, you could trade in your vehicle for an electric or hybrid car to reduce the emissions and your carbon footprint. However, the most beneficial thing that you can do for the environment is to ditch the vehicle all together!
That is correct. You should consider using a bicycle for your transportation. That way, you will not be releasing any toxic emissions. Plus, you will end up getting in some exercise while you are two wheeling yourself from place to place.
According to Randy at Rowing To Fit, riding a road bike to and from work and other places is a great form of exercise. In fact, he recommends it after using a home rowing machine because of it’s great workout. And according to a recent article on Business Insider, there are about a dozen benefits to bike commuting.
In addition to helping save the environment, riding a bike instead of driving a car also means that you won’t be wasting time sitting in any traffic jams. This both saves you time and means that you are not contributing to the car emissions in the traffic jams.
Likewise, you will no longer have to worry about finding a good parking spot cause you will not need a parking space at all! If you have a folding bike, then you can just take it inside with you. Otherwise, you will just need a place to chain up your bike. And that’s it.
I want to take a moment now to remind you that you do not even need to own your own bike in order to get rid of your car and make bike riding a thing. In fact, many cities across the USA have bike share programs where you can basically rent a bike only for the periods that you need one. So, it is very cost effect and affordable for pretty much anyone who is interested in making the switch.
And finally, think about how great this is for your health too. You will be getting regular exercise and inhaling less harmful car emissions. So definitely consider making the switch from vehicles to bikes and you will not only be helping the environment but also yourself. Definitely a step in the right direction for the future.