Conscious Cycling

Got my bike fixed up last week, and am happy to say I biked to work all week long! Rain or no rain, all it takes is a little perseverance and a pretty heavy outfit.

An increase in levels of bicycle use in Canadian cities would entail a number of benefits:
  • Environmental benefits, through reduced emissions of toxic pollutant and greenhouse gases;
  • Health benefits related to higher levels of physical activity, including improved cardiovascular health and lower risk of obesity;
  • Health benefits related to the reduction of airborne pollutants, including lower incidence of respiratory diseases;
  • Economic benefits, such as reduced household expenditures on transportation, reduced work hours lost in traffic jams, and reduced healthcare costs thanks to the effects of regular exercise and reduced pollution.
Transport Canada
www.tc.gc.ca