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Burn Calories (And Save Time) Commuting

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Thursday, Jun 26, 2008

In an earlier blog posting, we described the energy efficiency of biking instead of driving a car.  But what about time efficiency?  Here’s a fun video clip that pits a bike, a car, and mass transit against each other in a New York City commute.   Guess who gets to the destination first? 

In addition to saving time and the environment, commuting by bike helps the body burn more calories which is essential for effective weight management.  Of course, you know that there a gazillions health benefits associated with regular exercise and fitness. 

Is your local area fit for bike commuting?  Check back for the next blog entry to see how to make bicycle commuting easy and safe in your community.