World Bicycle Day 2023: Shocking Facts and Figures Revealed

Over 1 billion bicycles exist worldwide, outnumbering cars  by two to one.

Cycling accounts for only 2% of global transportation emissions, making it a green and sustainable mode of travel.

Studies show that regular cycling can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 50%.

More than 3.5 million people die each year due to physical inactivity, making cycling a crucial solution for promoting an active lifestyle.

The average bicycle commute can save approximately 150 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer compared to a car.

Approximately 60% of all trips made by bicycle are less than 8 kilometers, highlighting its efficiency for short-distance travel.

In cities with well-established cycling infrastructure, commuters are 20 times less likely to experience premature death from air pollution.

Cycling for just 30 minutes a day can improve mental well-being and reduce stress levels significantly.

Bicycles are an affordable means of transportation, costing only a fraction of the price of a car.

Around 90% of bicycles in the world are manufactured in China.

On average, each kilometer cycled instead of driven saves society $0.30 in healthcare costs and productivity gains.

More than 100 countries worldwide celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3rd each year.

The first bicycle was invented in 1817 by Karl Drais, a German baron.

The United Nations declared June 3rd as World Bicycle Day to recognize the bicycle as a simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly means of transportation.