We are all very aware that things are not what they should be. One cannot deny that the climate is changing, and rapidly. Leaders of the world are striving to make global agreements / collective goals and targets to slow down global warming, but not everyone is onboard. You though can make changes in your life that will improve your health, your time management, oh and the world.
That change is as easy as riding a bicycle. It does not have to be a new bicycle, it does not have to be a fast bicycle, it may only have one gear and be from the 40s but it just has to get you from A to B. By using a bicycle as your means of transport to and from work, you will most probably save time, you will most definitely save money and most certainly you will feel better. You are training and transporting yourself at the same time. That doesn’t mean you’re getting all super sweaty or out of breath, only that compared to sitting in a car the benefits are overwhelming. (see ref)
And then you may well find that you can take your bike to the store, the beach, to football training. The majority of trips taken by car are under 5km. (see ref) Leaving the car parked means you’ll discover more about your local area. You’ll hear the sounds of your community, smell the smells and discover places and things you never knew existed.
So let’s not wait on the government to make the changes for us, let’s make the change ourselves. As adults or even parents we need to lead the way. So get on your bike.