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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?
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.