Benefits

The positive consequences of biking span many aspects of our lives. They can be expressed in terms of the health of the environment (and resulting health of all living things), as well as the health of individuals who are more physically active.

A community that is conducive to bicycling can reap many benefits in terms of reduced traffic and improved quality of life. Economic rewards both to the individual and to society can be realized through reduced health care costs and dependency on auto ownership (and the resulting insurance and maintenance costs).

fall campus with bikes on rack

The overall benefits of bicycling are defined by the following categories:
Health
Transportation
Environmental
Economic
Quality of life