Comments on: Bike commuting = less CO2 + cost savings + good mood http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Vonskitron http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340880 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:48:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340880 This is a great article! It blows my mind that you get that kind of rebate on your taxes. I really hope the US government sacks up and replicates this. I just started commuting by bike this summer. I picked up a Montague folding bike that I keep in my trunk for part of the distance to work and then pull it out and ride for the remainder. I’m hoping by the end of the season to have enough fitness and confidence to try to whole ride. Really it’s a great way to ween yourself off of a vehicle.

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By: Mr. Green http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340808 Sun, 09 Aug 2009 11:27:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340808 I think this is a great angle to take on the climate challenges we are facing. Small changes that makes a bigger difference. In Copenhagen we have a great biking culture, but we can get much better. Traffic jams and pollution rates risis..

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By: Jason Meinzer http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340752 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 15:05:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340752 Great perspective! Thanks for your insight Erik. For a much more refined, accurate and meticulous “calculator” for biking carbon offsets – http://www.cityryde.com/software/

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By: Erik Kirschbaum http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340734 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 19:37:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340734 Hi Tim — I’m glad you had such a good experience. I hope you can stick with it. Even though I got drenched in the rain this morning on the way in, I was a happy camper at work all day — looking forward to the evening ride home. Have a nice ride home!

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By: Tim http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340732 Mon, 03 Aug 2009 17:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340732 I just biked to work today for my first time and I couldn’t agree more. I feel so much better and I feel so liberated from my car! The connection with nature is great, too. I can’t wait to make this a part of my daily routine.

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By: 12 Weeks Pregnant http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340720 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 13:50:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340720 We should take a look at the Netherlands were they have more bikes than people, the whole infrastructure is bike friendly and they have special lanes just for bikes.

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By: Erik Kirschbaum http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340710 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 09:38:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340710 It’s a great film, isn’t it? I was about 18 at the time and it’s left a lasting impression on me. I sometimes daydream about cycling to work down the middle of the road with thousands of others on their bikes. It obviously didn’t happen by 1998, as the film predicted. But maybe by 2048?

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By: steve hayes http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/07/31/bike-commuting-less-co2-cost-savings-good-mood/comment-page-1/#comment-340709 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 08:48:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=13635#comment-340709 You are completely right about all the benefits. One therefore is left wondering why so few people cycle, and what it would take to encourage more to do so.

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