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Depressing Statistic of the Day

(Nope, i’m not referring to the “rapture ” tomorrow…)

Driving to Work.. Working to Drive… Driving to Work… Working to Drive…

Which is it?

According to James Schwartz (courtesy of the Grist), Americans spend 2 hours every day working to pay off their car.

A quick calculation of car-related costs (car payment, gas, insurance + conservative estimate of maintenance) puts my car costs MINIMAL 16% of my salary for year #4 of ownership.

Year 1 of my bike = >1% of my salary.

This doesn’t even address the carbon emissions comparison.

Math seems pretty simple…for those of you who biked to work today!

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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