This article estimates the energy requirements for bicycling, including those to produce the additional food consumed by cyclists, to manufacture and sell bicycles and tires, to repair and maintain bicycles, and to construct bikeways. As part of these energy calculations, the dollar costs of cycling are also estimated. These energy and dollar costs are then compared with similar data for urban automobile travel. Finally, potential energy and dollar savings due to a shift of some urban automobile travel to bicycles are estimated. /HSRI/

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 573-584
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM