Aug 7, 2012 2
Sep 12, 2010 1
BTU / passenger-mile comparisons.
Car – 3512
Plane – 3261
Train – 2935 (Amtrak)
Walking – 495
Bike – 180
The biking statistic produces the equivalent of 630 miles per gallon.
These are all gross estimates. Different specific vehicles have different statistics depending on how many passengers are riding in them, and on their specific models. However, you can still get a good feel for what’s happening, here.
Statistics acquired from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_efficiency_in_transportation
How do you move?
Nov 30, 2009 1
I have made a choice to not use the automobile as my main mode of transportation. While I might accept rides from people in their cars, I donated mine nearly two years ago, and have been using a bicycle as my main means of getting around. It has been a wonderful experience.
Numerous future posts will be focused on the bicycle, and it’s tremendous utility, ease of use, and the benefits it has for individuals and for society as a whole.
Also, look forward to some photos showing y’all how I use the bicycle to be a practical tool for getting around, shopping for food, meeting friends, etc.