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Published on October 3rd, 2012 | by Tim Tyler

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Italian Bicycle Sales Surpass Those of Cars

October 3rd, 2012 by  


 

Here’s some awesome news — Italian bicycle sales passed up auto sales for the first time in a long time last year.

If more people would chose to ride bicycles to work, it would cut down on CO2 emissions dramatically and cut the demand for oil from countries not all that into us. I understand not everyone can ride bikes, but for the many who can, this is a clear green action you can take in your lives. Let’s follow Italy’s lead!

Here’s more on the news from the BBC:

“Italians bought more bicycles than cars in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to local media reports.

“Last year some 1.75 million bicycles were sold, about 2,000 more than the number of new cars registered, La Repubblica newspaper reported.

“It attributed the change to a slump in car sales during the economic crisis and the rising price of petrol, as well as bikes coming back into fashion.”

The story is a prime example of pedal power taking the lead.

Source: BBC
Image: bicyclists in Italy via Shutterstock 


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