#2- Consider biking to work or school.
Ok, this one might be considered a cop-out but if you have a fairly decent bike sitting in your garage and you work or go to school less than five miles away from where you live, it would benefit you to start pedaling. But don’t take my word for it. According to Kiplinger editor Amanda Lilly, “For many urban commuters, biking can save both money and time. Half of the working population in the U.S. commutes five miles or less to work, with bike trips of three to five miles taking less time or the same amount of time as commuting by car.”
Added benefits about biking including no toll fees as well as parking fees once you get there. And if you live in a crowded metropolitan area and your office or school has limited parking, you know how frustrating it is to be circling the parking lot for minutes at a time waiting for an open spot. A quick glance at the nearby bicycling rack reveals plenty of unused spaces for anyone to grab.
Finally there are the overall health benefits. Few people who switched to cycling to work ever regretted the decision.
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