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  • Every minute of walking can extend your life by 1.5 - 2 minutes. A 2-1 tradeoff! (Iowa State University)
  • If only 1% of those who drive regularly bike instead, automobile emissions would fall by 2 to 4%. (University of Central Florida)
  • You are about three times more likely to die from health risks associated with air pollution than you are from an accident in your car. (University of Central Florida)
  • The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by boosting bicycle trips just half a percentage point: from 1% to 1.5% of all trips. (TREK Bicycle Corp.)

 

 

 

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