With the price of petrol hitting the $1.50/litre mark & the average aussie car needing 60 litres to fill up, maybe buying a commuting bike for $450 becomes a cheaper option for the cost of 5 re fills of the tank
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Everyone talks about climate change and the carbon footprint we all leave behind.
One easy way to reduce carbon emissions is using a bicycle.
Even the most fuel efficient cars produce 1000′s of tons of CO2 every year, not forgetting all the energy that is require to transform all the raw materials that form the car from metals, plastics to even the ship that brings them from overseas.
Without even turning the ignition, our cars have produced 100000′s of tons of carbon dioxide.
With statistics showing the majority of trips are under 5kms, why not strap a pannier to the rear wheel of the bike and pedal to the local 7/11 or milk bar, your body will appreciate it as well as your heart
Well a few of the bootcampers have really noticed a big difference to the point of taking the next step.
Leeat will be doing her first 9k fun run while Bec is now regularly running 6-7k, something she only ever dreamed about.
The high intensity interval training style of our bootcamps is helping build a great base to undertake distance based activities.
Now I really sound old but when I was a younger, most kids either walked or road their bike to school. (80% in the 70′s & 80′s)
It was safe and I cannot recall any nasty incidents. Plus the percentage of over weight or obese kids was a lot lower.
The larger kids was usually in the minority group.
Fast forward to 2006 and that rate has dropped dramatically to 20% according to Bicycle Victoria.
So some time ago there was an initial to help reverse the trend. The program has been a sucess with 154 schools signed up.
It involves the School on the first Tuesday of every month to encourage the kids to ride or walk to school.
VICTORIAN children are getting healthier and more active – thanks to a bicycle program.
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Cycling traffic along St Kilda Rd has increased expodentially since the introduction of bicycle lanes.
According to Bicycle Victoria, in 1992 the bicycle trips into the CBD were under 50 with this figure shooting up to over 400 when cycling lanes were introduced to over 900 in 2006.
The final figure was according to a survey conducted by The Inner Melbourne Action Plan (the councils of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra in association with VicUrban and the State Government) that monitored city bound traffic along St Kilda Road between 7.00-9.00am.
This represented an increase of 16% over the previous year.
The great thing is the small amount of room requirred for the bicycle lane which doesn’t impact on car traffic volume levels.