How much exactly does it cost to ride a bicycle instead of driving a car? There’s an answer for that, and it’s personalised to your own usage.
The Saving Electricity site has come up with a biking vs driving calculator, that lets people plug in their own data to calculate how much they are able to save.
According to Uncluttered White Spaces, the calculator takes into account petrol, insurance, maintenance, and depreciation. On the ‘not driving’ side, it includes the cost of a bicycle, as well as costs for buses, taxis, and car-sharing. It also allows you to change your assumptions about how much you’ll earn on the money you save by not driving.
Parking, naturally, is a key input to the car side of the equation….