Tuesday, April 08, 2008

New Poll: How Many Bike Trips Per Week?

The question is simple. How many trips do you use your bike for where many would use a car. Heck, even count walking trips if you use your feet to get you to nearby places.

As always, you have to go to KC Bike Commuting to see the poll (it's in the upper right corner of the page).

For the sake of consistency, count each round trip outing as one trip. So if you commute by bike 3 days per week and stop at the grocery store on your ride home every tuesday, we'll just call it 3. If you end up making multiple trips to and from home and on the weekends, estimate your usual number transportation bike outings.


Ray Craighead said...

It seems to me total mileage per week might be a better gage than "number of trips".

Noah said...

Depends on what you're talking about. From an emissions standpoint, driving your car to five destinations within 2 miles of your home (less than 10 miles total) pollutes more and likely uses more fuel than a single 30-mile round-trip commute on the highway if traffic is relatively clear.

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