Re: Urban automobile cost per mile
- Fascinating discussion indeed... to which I would like to add an even
more international dimension.
Being Hungarian, I have cycled on a day-to-day basis in France,
Belgium and Hungary, and I have been in touch with bicycle advocacy
groups everywhere. They all use the health argument.
Obesity is NOT a US-only problem. It is particularly present in
Hungary where we traditionally eat too much and too fat.* And I bet
health experts in the UK would not deny its presence either. It is
simply a disease related to the nature of western consumerist culture.
I understand Jason is talking about his own particular case and he
never meant to speak for the average. However I think there could be a
point in making cost calculations for the average cyclist and food
consumer in each country with the help of available national
statitics, and use that as a reference. What we here could come up
with is a common method of calculation. Any suggestions?
* Laughing, eh? Not very polite of you! We call ourselves "magyar", we
did not invent the starving English name. One more example of the
built-in bias in the English language !
>However I think there could be aIt is going to be very approximate. A bike can cost anything from £50
>point in making cost calculations for the average cyclist and food
>consumer in each country with the help of available national
>statitics, and use that as a reference. What we here could come up
>with is a common method of calculation. Any suggestions?
second hand to £3,000. The London Cycling Campaign might have something
they have come up with for London. As I said, London is particularly tough
on wheels (to be honest, it depends on where you live).
various companies have (finally) started costing cycling as an expense. I
don't have any figures but I have seen mention of them; obviously they must
be working with something. But of course, car expenses are traditionally
overpaid...:-) I wonder if they did the same thing with bikes...
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