Reduce stress – Cycling releases endorphins that lift your mood and help counter stress.
Be more productive – People who bike report higher motivation levels and improved workload management.
Save money – A basic bike in good working order, a helmet, and high visibility gear are all you need. Once that is sorted, cycling is free! That means no more paying for parking…or no more parking a long way from the office to avoid parking charges.
Get active – Regular cycling strengthens the cardiovascular and immune systems, improves brain function, and helps prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Cycling is also great for strengthening your back muscles, which can help office workers prevent back pain from too much sitting down.
Reduce your footprint – By parking the car and biking instead you help to reduce both local pollution and emissions that harm the global environment.
Help our city – Before the earthquakes, eighty-five percent of all trips in Greater Christchurch were made in private cars and 19 out of 20 cars travelling to work had only a single occupant. This led to congestion, pollution, and busy city streets. As we reinvigorate the central city, we have a great opportunity to make it a cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more pleasant place to be.
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