Why Bikes are the World's Most Popular Vehicle

Why Bikes are the World's Most Popular Vehicle

Sarah Coffey
Jun 17, 2008

Since we're blogging all things outdoors this month on Apartment Therapy, we thought we'd highlight a great article that recently popped up on EcoWorldly listing "17 Reasons Why Bicycles Are the Most Popular Vehicle in the World Today." Although we're a car-centric culture here in America, EcoWorldly reports that the number of bicycles worldwide trumps cars by 1.4 billion to 400 million. Click below for links and a few reasons why people love bikes from Africa to Australia...

A small sample of EcoWorldly's 17 Reasons to ride a bike if you can:

• Bikes aren't affected by the high cost of gas.
• Bikes are accessible to people with high and low incomes alike.
• Small is cool. Bikes take up less space than cars.
• Biking keeps you in shape.
• Old bikes can be broken down into parts and re-used.

Check out the full article here.

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