BIKE VS CAR

BIKE VS CAR

Our March article compares the daily use of the car to that of the bicycle for the home-to-work journey in large cities and highlights the advantages of cycling.

 

 

Faster

At rush hour, in most cities, the bicycle is unbeatable for distances of less than 3 miles. The bike is easy to ride thanks to its manoeuvrability. The car, on the other hand, is subject to the vagaries of traffic. As a result, the average speed of a bicycle in the city is 9mph, compared to 8 mph for a car. 

 

 

More practical

The major disadvantage of the car is the difficulty of parking. A study shows that, on average, motorists spend 40 minutes a day looking for a parking space, compared to 2 minutes for cyclists.

 

 

More economical

Petrol, maintenance and parking are important and incompressible expenses for a motorist representing on average an amount of 3.300$/year against 70$/year to use his bike, a substantial saving.

 

 

Healthy

It is no longer a secret that regular physical activity is highly recommended for good health. With the urban lifestyle, it is not easy to find the time and motivation to practice a sport activity. That's why cycling to work allows you to maintain regular physical activity good for your body and mind.

 

 

More ecological

On average, a car emits 182g of Co2 per miles, compared to 0g for a bicycle. Aware that the choice of the bicycle as a means of travel has a significant impact on CO2 emissions and air quality, it should be encouraged and supported.

 

 

Good for your health, the environment and your wallet, but also faster and more practical, the bicycle has many advantages in the city compared to the car.

In addition, the electric bicycle allows those who have adopted it to regulate their effort according to their desires and the terrain.

Bad weather remains the real brake to the use of the bicycle but the VELTOP answers to this concern by offering an effective alternative to protect oneself from rain and cold.