For many people, their daily commute has become a source of anxiety, frustration, and loss of time. Roads and highways were not designed to take on today's increased volume and are often congested with rush hour traffic. Public transportation can be long at times, as well as crowded and uncomfortable. Studies show that the average commuting time in the US is 52 minutes or 26 minutes each way. This estimate is often longer when there are accidents, breakdowns or road construction along the way. So what are our options if we wish to end this dilemma that gradually consumes more and more of our valuable time? Can we better manage our commute and save time for more enjoyable things such as our families and friends, leisure, meals, home tasks or fitness?
If we consider that more than 51% of US commuters travel less than 10 miles each way daily, an eBike may be the sensible solution to this quagmire. A person of average fitness can easily achieve this commute in less than 40 minutes each way. The added assistance an eBike provides means over exertion or perspiration is minimized.
The financial benefits of commuting by eBike alone are quite impressive. On the average commuting by car costs an estimated $8,220 annually. In comparison, commuting by eBike costs only pennies a day and is by far, the most energy efficient form of transportation. Ebike commuting can also have an immediate, real and positive impact on the environment, air quality, and urban congestion.
There is yet another important and often overlooked benefit to commuting by eBike. This is the health benefits of introducing regular physical activity into your daily routine. Combining commuting and exercise this way can save additional time that would otherwise need to be spent in the gym. A car commuter would have to spend an additional 52 minutes each day, at the gym or elsewhere if he were to get the same daily exercise as an eBike commuter. Commuting by eBike amounts to saving an additional 5 hours a week that can be enjoyed much more productively than sitting in traffic!
An eBike can provide a more enjoyable and stress free commute and offers a great healthy way to start and end your work or school day.