15 Feb '12, 6pm

You work 3.84 minutes per day to pay for your bicycle, 2 hours for your car

James D. Schwartz of The Urban Country recently calculated that Americans work on average 2 hours out of every day to pay for their cars . Now he’s figured out that a bicycle costs only 3.84 minutes . And that’s being conservative, assuming you’ll drop $1,500 on a new commuter bike every five years, after which it will have zero value. Now, let’s be fair: Most Americans are trapped in an exurban sprawl dotted with Wal-Marts, strip malls, and assorted other architectural bed sores. And it’s not only because we don’t want to put up with neighbors who are sort of not like us in a way that would make us feel conflicted about our unacknowledged privilege — it’s also because you can get more house for cheaper. So just being in a position to bike to work would mean you’d probably pay a lot more rent . But once you’re installed, you’d be spending 3 percent as much time paying off ...

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