Sunday, May 07, 2006

Why Cycle Commute In London?

Bullet point list of why tempted newbies should consider commuting by bicycle in London.

  • Feel-good exercise.

  • Long-term health benefits.

  • Cheap to buy & maintain.

  • Predictable journey times.

  • Very accessible to get started.

  • Traffic jams cause minimal delay to cyclists.

  • Increase awareness & road skills.

  • No fuel costs.

  • No parking fines or parking meters.

  • Bicycles emit zero emissions: No Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, etc. So Contribute to a better quality of life for everyone.

  • Current transport habits are "part of the problem". Cycling is "part of the solution".


Other opinions on why to cycle:


http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/infozone/article.php?id=647

http://www.edinburgh-bicycle.co.uk/resource/why_cycle.html

http://www.carfree.com/intro_cfc.html

http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3375

http://www.lcc.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=792

http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/lbug/reasons.html




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3 comments:

london cyclist said...

All too true!

Alex Murray said...

I would quibble the "Bike are zero emissions" argument as that takes a rather short view of the emissions involved over the whole lifecycle of a bike. Steel, aluminium and are relatively energy and emissions intensive in their manufacture. Additionally in the production process of welding, shaping and so on for a bike there is a relatively high environmental tariff to be considered.

Othwise there's not much about those bullet points to be debated.

Urban Commuter said...

Quibble-Shmiddle! ;-) you know what I mean.

Turned on it's head, I suppose that paragraph could be reversed in context:

"Vehicles DO emit emissions: Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, etc. So Contribute to a WORSE quality of life for everyone."

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