Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Come risparmiare 4,6 bilioni di dollari andando in bicicletta

Tanya Mohn scrive un bell’articolo su Forbes spiegando con dovizia di dettagli come si possa risparmiare bilioni di dollari andando a lavorare, a scuola, a far spesa, a spasso usando la bici.

Pedaling to Prosperity: Biking
Saves D.S. Riders Billions A Year
New data highlight that bicyclists in the United States save at least $4.6 billion a year by riding instead of driving. The analyses were released on Friday to coincide with National Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month, which occurs each May. The average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car, and if American drivers replacedjust one four-mile car trip with a bike each week for the entire year, it would save more than two billion gallons of gas, for a total savings of $7.3 billion a year, based on $4 a gallon forgas.

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