Celebrate Earth Day and swap your car for an electric bike

FlatSix911

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Silicon Valley
I thought this was important to share on the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day! ;)


Today is Earth Day, which makes it a great day to reflect on how we can all reduce our individual impact on the environment. Transportation is a massive contributor to climate change, and a particularly effective and fun alternative to single-occupant car trips is a personal electric vehicle like an electric bicycle, e-scooter, or other small electric vehicle platforms.

Cars are often used as a default form of transportation, even when a multi-thousand-pound vehicle isn’t always necessary. Electric cars are certainly an eco-improvement over gas-powered cars, but they still use as much as 10-20x the energy of micromobility alternatives like a personal electric vehicle. By swapping many car trips for personal mobility alternatives, you can vastly reduce your daily energy usage in a meaningful way. Some people have managed to sell their cars and live a completely car-free lifestyle by commuting solely on e-bikes or similar e-transport.

 

FlatSix911

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Silicon Valley
Feel free to share what you are doing or riding for Earth Day this year.
 

FlatSix911

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
City
Silicon Valley
Chairs appear to be carbon neutral... unless they are burned for fire wood. ;)
 
Last edited:

MikeDD

Well-Known Member
I seem to be riding a chair. It is raining today and now that I live on the dry side of the state, I will melt if I go out in the rain. :)

I used to work and live in Moses Lake, we would work outside at 20 degrees and lower, but if it rained, we stayed inside.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
Have driven my car 30 miles in April. No place to take it, except for two grocery pickups. We have ridden the bikes 311 miles in April? Yes, we have.
 
Last edited:

TMH

Well-Known Member
Going with the theme "re-use, re-purpose, recycle" we re-purposed an old toilet from my Mom's place. Wife wouldn't let me put the new planter on the front porch though... :(

i-t5Lk3nL-X3.jpg