Does bike riding have a carbon footprint?

I enjoy Lloyd Alter’s writing. It’s a combination of understated humour and serious environmental action.
Here, he examines a claim that bike riding does have a carbon footprint.

My immediate thought was, the extra food the rider burns up is already part of the natural carbon cycle, while a car uses fossil fuel, which is an addition. Lloyd indeed ends with this note, but the rest of the article is interesting.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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1 Response to Does bike riding have a carbon footprint?

  1. Karen says:

    It is interesting. Glad he ended it with the biogenic to the non-biogenic pict. That’s powerful.

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