Cycling is a great option to improve your physical and mental health, but also the health of our planet. National Bike Month 2022 is approaching in the United States, throughout New York, many people are already taking to bikes to get around this spring and summer. There are many benefits that encourage you to choose to cycle more often. Let’s explore the benefits it will bring to you and the environment when cycling regularly we want to highlight them here.
Cycling Good for the Earth
Did you know that our personal vehicles are a major cause of global warming? Your bicycle does not run on fossil fuels, so it does not emit harmful emissions and greenhouse gases, thereby reducing the greenhouse effect and global warming. You’re helping the environment just by replacing a few car trips with more frequent cycling.
Reduce ambient air pollution
You still need to breathe in the surrounding air every day. So why don’t we join hands to protect it? Besides planting more trees, let’s reduce emissions by limiting the use of fossil fuel-powered vehicles, and bicycles that do not emit harmful emissions that pollute the atmosphere.
Good habits will bring us closer to making our lives more environmentally friendly. The first thing we will get from cycling is fresher ambient air.
Reduce fossil fuel consumption
Many people use their car at least twice – when going to work and when needing to get home. The distance can be much longer if you need to pick up your child from school or take a detour to the grocery store. You can even imagine the amount of gasoline we use every day.
On the other hand, you don’t need to fuel your car with fossil fuels. This means that your bike provides a non-polluting mode of transport from burning fossil fuels. Imagine that every person on this planet would use fewer gasoline engines and cycle more often, planet Earth would be a much cleaner place.
Save time and money
With a bike, you will still reach your destination without having to stop waiting to buy gas to fill up and that helps reduce global fuel consumption. Plus, you don’t have to pay for fuel costs, low maintenance fees, and affordable repairs. Your commuting costs will be almost zero and you will save a lot of money after a long time of cycling.
Reduce noise pollution
Why do we always tend to like to visit the forests, but the village is quiet because it is completely quiet and relaxing there. There is always a standard for human noise tolerable. Although noise from vehicles is still within the standard, listening to high-intensity sounds for a long time will make us tired, affecting our health. Switching to cycling will make your neighborhood quieter, for everyone’s benefit.
No need to worry about crowds/parking
You must be extremely fed up with the feeling of being stuck in traffic for hours. When cycling, you wave at traffic jams as you walk down the bike paths. When shopping or going to near destinations, you can park easily near the front door of your destination. In addition, the number of car accidents is likely to be reduced because drivers will not lose patience and speed.
No need to clear more forests
If the number of cars on the road continues to increase, we will have to develop new roads and destroy more forests that disrupt ecosystems. There are roads through forests that disrupt wildlife habitats, or worse, collisions between cars and animals crossing the road. If we all started cycling, there would be more trees where you live.
Improve personal and family health
You may find cycling gives you environmental benefits. Moreover, every individual on this planet will receive health benefits in return. Cycling is often associated with improved physical and mental health. That’s cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, strength, and overall mood. Good physical and mental health will bring you many other successes in life. In addition, cycling gives you the opportunity to be outdoors and enjoy the fresh air, increasing connection when cycling with friends and family.
Also, people who live in high-traffic areas know how difficult it can be to hear traffic noise early in the morning. Living in such an environment can cause a number of psychological and health problems. You may not always be able to immediately move to a more peaceful area. For that, let’s bike together to make urban places more peaceful and fresh.
How can you raise awareness about cycling?
Make the most of this May National Bike Month by spreading the word about the benefits of cycling. Gather fellow cyclists and form an exciting club. Let’s explore new cycling trails in city parks together. Share the fun on social media with a hashtag praising the bike appreciation.
In short, there are countless reasons why cycling is a healthy and environmentally-friendly activity. So tell us, will you join us in getting active cycling?