19 Apr '11, 11am

History of Fuel Economy {Infographic} & More

Of course, more efficient cars only go so far when it comes to cutting our oil addiction and the pain we feel at the pump. 40% of trips in the U.S. are 2 miles or less – completely legitimate, easy distances for bicycling and some for even walking. While 12% of trips are currently made by bike or foot , a lot more could be. One reason they aren’t yet? Bicycling and walking only receive 2% of federal transportation dollars. But even without that funding, bicycling and walking are actually easy and enjoyable transportation modes that more people could be taking advantage of (not only saving thousands and thousands of dollars a year, but also improving their health, having fun, and helping the environment).

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/04/19/history-of-fuel-econo...

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