|"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle|
I no longer despair for the future of the human race."
I have read that the humble bicycle is the most efficient use of energy in the known universe. I'm not sure about that, but a bicycle IS the most efficient mode of transportation on Earth.
WorldWatch Institute published figures on cycling which compared energy (calories) used per passenger-mile (ppm) with other forms of transportation. It showed that a bicycle required only 35 calories ppm, whereas a car gobbled a whopping 1,860 calories.
|There is a bike for everyone|
A bus took 920 calories ppm, while walking took 3 times as many calories as biking the same distance.
A bicycle is an amazing feat of engineering - it is darn near a perfect design. 195 years after its invention it is still the most efficient form of transportation that we have managed to come up with.
Bicycles - the most efficient, the most fun, the most civilized.
"Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." - Iris Murdoch