How Riding a Bike Benefits the Environment

Riding a bike is not only a great way to improve your physical and mental health, but also the health of the planet! Here are some of the ways you’ll be helping the environment just by replacing a few car trips with bike rides.

No Gas, No Pollution

By not using any gas, bikes don’t release harmful emissions that pollute the atmosphere, nor any carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change. Just moderate increases in bicycle use each year could save an estimated 6 to 14 million tons of CO2.

Harmful Chemicals Are Reduced

We usually think of gas as the only pollutant when it comes to cars, but they also use antifreeze and other fluids that are bad for the environment. Biking instead of driving cuts down on all of them.

More Bikes Equals Fewer Roads 

More cars mean more roads need to be built, which causes water run-off that contributes to ground and water pollution. More bikes mean more bike paths and lanes which are more sustainable.

Noise Is Also Pollution

We rarely think of noise pollution when it comes to cars, that is unless you live by a busy street. Swapping bike rides for drives will make your neighborhood quieter to everyone’s benefit. 

2024 Bike Everywhere Day: May 17

Everett Transit will host a Celebration Station at Everett Station that will include:

Bike wheel curling challenge

2024 Bike Everywhere t-shirts

Prize giveaways

Bike checks 

Information about new bike paths and trails that connect you to Everett and beyond

Bike locker information

and much more ! 

Event details

Location: Everett Station, Everett, WA
Date: May 17, 2024
Time: 8:00 a.m. – noon

Learn more about EvCC Sustainability!  www.everettcc.edu/green

Mariya Zelenskyy – Media and Outreach Coordinator  sustainability@everettcc.edu

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