28 Mar '12, 3pm

One mile on a bike is a $.42 economic gain to society, one mile driving is a $.20 loss

One mile on a bike is a $.42 economic gain to society, one mile driving is a $.20 loss

Photo by Mikael Colville-Andersen. Copenhagen, the bicycle-friendliest place on the planet , publishes a biannual Bicycle Account , and buried in its pages is a rather astonishing fact, reports Andy Clarke, president of the league of American Bicyclists : “When all these factors are added together the net social gain is DKK 1.22 per cycled kilometer. For purposes of comparison there is a net social loss of DKK 0.69 per kilometer driven by car.” 1.22 Danish crowns is about 25 cents and a kilometer is 6/10 of a mile, so we are talking about a net economic gain to society of 42 cents for every bicycle mile traveled. That’s a good number to have in your back pocket. And what are all the “social gains” that bicycling grants the city of Copenhagen? A number of factors are included in the equation such as transport costs, security, comfort, branding/tourism, transport times and h...

Full article: http://grist.org/list/one-mile-on-a-bike-is-a-42-economic...

Tweets

@chelspykerman ONE!!

sgflea.livejournal.com 29 Mar '12, 6am

APPLY FOR POSTING ACCESS (NOW OPENED FOR A LIMITED TIME)

Are you faster than a 5th grader? Compare your ...

Try any activity that involves timing or measuring, and it doesn't take long before you start to wonder: How do I stack up...

Distracted Driving in

lasvegas-taxidriver.com 01 Apr '12, 2pm

Distracted driving in Las Vegas is a huge problem. We are after-all in the distraction business. Remember it is illegal fo...

Americans are driving less and less: Time to think about new transportation policy?

Americans are driving less and less: Time to th...

grist.org 27 Mar '12, 11am

Cars -- who needs 'em? (Photo by André-Pierre Bodson.) Cross-posted from Sightline Daily . In a story about the decline of...

gaiz pick one for me i'm having one of these tomorrow :D

gaiz pick one for me i'm having one of these to...

swensens.com.sg 07 Apr '12, 7pm

Kick-start your day with two slices of crispy Traditional French Toast, fluffly Scrambled Eggs, Jumbo Herb Sausage, Ham, H...

Listen to Karl Meltzer talk about the secret to...

irunfar.com 26 Mar '12, 2pm

It’s an addiction. I’ve run a 100 miler 54 times. For me, the 100 mile distance is the “ultimate” distance. I’ve run 50k’s...

Southwest Airlines' Weight Loss Program: These ...

environmentalleader.com 29 Mar '12, 1pm

Partners in the program include Boeing, who chose Southwest for these tests, and Pratt and Whitney, who wash the engines e...

Do you like 20 mile runs? Yeah, me either.

Do you like 20 mile runs? Yeah, me either.

theboringrunner.com 27 Mar '12, 12am

This time of year, there are a few posts that you’ll see popping up on blogs: OMG, the weather is sooooo amazing!! I final...

How Fast Can an “Average” Kid Run a Mile?

Try any activity that involves timing or measuring, and it doesn't take long before you start to wonder: How do I stack up...

@MieOppa Yeah it's called Gain City

gaincity.com 07 Apr '12, 10am

Enjoy shopping without the actual walking! Browse our online catalogue to compare between brands, features and its Market ...

42 Flowers You Can Eat

42 Flowers You Can Eat

treehugger.com 30 Mar '12, 2pm

The culinary use of flowers dates back thousands of years to the Chinese, Greek and Romans. Many cultures use flowers in t...

Men Walk a Mile in High Heels to Raise Awarenes...

care2.com 26 Mar '12, 6am

I am all for stopping ANY violence acts,not purely those onto women. So what can we do to teach teen-girls not to come ont...

SEO & PPC: The Comprehensive Starting Points for Driving Mobile Traffic

SEO & PPC: The Comprehensive Starting Points fo...

searchenginewatch.com 28 Mar '12, 7am

How do you take the concept of mobile marketing and make it both actionable and profitable? Driving Mobile Traffic: SEO & ...