It is the most economical means of transportation
Did you know that by keeping your car in the garage and using your bike more often, you would save an average of €100/month? Better yet, by replacing your car with a bicycle, you could save between €300 and €500 per month!
Low maintenance costs on bicycles. Of course, you will have to change your tires from time to time, buy a bit of oil to lubricate your chain and have your brakes adjusted. Nothing quite comparable with the technical control of a car, its maintenance, its insurance... And its credit!
It's more economical for society
Yes, society bears the indirect costs of the various means of transport. Thus, the construction of infrastructures, their maintenance, their personnel (for public transport for example) and the health consequences are borne by society.
In summary, land use planning is clearly cheaper for a bicycle than for a car.
Cycling helps you stay in shape
No dubious mathematical calculations: if you ride your bike every day, it will affect your physical fitness. Cycling, in its soft form, is an excellent sport to help lose a few unsightly pounds and improve your breath. After a few days of cycling, you'll quickly see the difference in your everyday life, believe me? 9 So you usually experience weight loss in the first year of cycling. We also discover some muscles that were previously unknown
Cycling reduces the risk of illness
For adults 18-64 years of age, WHO recommends at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week to avoid health problems. In practice, extra benefits would require a doubling of this amount, i. e. 5 hours per week.
If you are 5 km from your work and therefore travel 10 km / day, 5 days a week, you have already done your weekly quota without realizing it. For example, daily cyclists are much less likely to suffer from the most common illnesses: coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
An asset for morale and productivity
I live it every day and an English study carried out on more than 10 000 proves it: the bicycle makes you happy, increases productivity and reduces absenteeism! Clearly, when I double up on car lines stuck in traffic jams and get some fresh air early in the morning, it's a good thing! When I get to work, I'm awakened by these few kilometers of cycling and I'm ready to work straight away, but still in a good mood. Try it, you won't be able to live without it.
It's faster than a car
In the city, a car travels at an average speed of 15 km/h. Cycling for a non-sportsman is between 16 and 20 km/h, compared to more than 20 km /h for a sportsman. Cycling is thus the fastest means of transport for all journeys between 1 and 5 km. Knowing that half of the intra-urban trips are less than 3 km, it would be a shame to use your car!
As far as public transport is concerned, this depends on the network of your city's network. Overall, for short trips, the bike remains more interesting.
No fuel shortages on bicycles
This is a current situation: fuel shortages continue to persist and most vehicles remain stuck in the parking lot. With your bike, a good meal to fill up with fuel and let's go for several kilometers! No more queuing at the pump, no more need to take out your wallet, you have the road to yourself? And when we know that the natural reserves of oil will be exhausted in less than 30 years, we will have to prepare your calves.