GOOD Obesity and Cycling Illustration Nov 19, 2009

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Obesity is a major problem in the US. With the modern-day cycling boom in ever-increasing strength, is it safe to say that commuting by bicycle could change these statistics?

GOOD magazine, along with Lamosca, has designed a wonderful info-graphic that addresses this question.

The average American is both overweight and spends more than 100 hours per year commuting, that vast majority of those hours being spent in a car. Are those numbers correlated? Could we help reduce our societal weight gain by encouraging more commutes by bike or foot? Our latest Transparency is a look at the number of active commutes in several countries, as compared to those countries obesity rates.

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  • Casey

    The picture says “Trips by FOOD” instead of FOOT.