How Much Can Bike Commuting Curb Obesity?
GOOD excels at illustrating complex issues with infographics that are easy to understand and fun to look at. One of their latest addresses the relationship between bike commuting and obesity. I could try to explain it, but I think they do a better job of it:
The average American is both overweight and spends more than 100 hours per year commuting, that vast majority of those hours being spent in a car. Are those numbers correlated? Could we help reduce our societal weight gain by encouraging more commutes by bike or foot? Our latest Transparency is a look at the number of active commutes in several countries, as compared to those countries obesity rates.
Better yet, take a look at the graphic itself:
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