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Bikes are conquering the streets

 

 

Speed and a frantic lifestyle are becoming identity traits of our society, where immediacy plays an important role. Besides, some movements have been emerging lately around the world to promote a more paused lifestyle by changing our habits, for instance, how we move around.

Bicycle as an alternative means of transport is spreading across Europe. However, it has traditionally been a frequent urban means of transport in European countries like the Netherlands and Denmark. Today, other countries like Spain are joining this habit, Seville and Barcelona being among the twenty best-conditioned cities for the use of bikes, according to a study by Copenhagenize 2015. More specifically, Seville and Barcelona are in the tenth and eleventh places respectively.

The AMBE (Spanish association for bikes) has recently published the last Informe Anual de la Industria Europea de la Bicicleta, Componentes y Accesorios” (report on bikes European industry). Its statistics confirm that this sector is reaching its peak. According to the report, bike sales have increased 5.2% with respect to 2013, with a total number of 1,088,548 sold items and invoicing of 490,000,000 euros. This benefits are 36.2% of the total invoiced in this sector, which is 1,354,000,000 euros, 23% of all sports. Curiously bike sales got over other popular sports like football.

Eco-friendly mobility

The emerging rebirth of bike is showing up through it becoming an alternative means of transport. A reason for this may be the undeniable advantages of its use for the environment, what makes it one of the most important eco-friendly means of transport.

Riding a bike promote a healthy  lifestyle, helps mitigate noise pollution and road congestion, and contributes by not contaminating the air, as it does not emit any gases which can affect the quality of the air.

Finally, a city with a high bike transit is an eco-friendly city. From TBK Bike, we definitively want to join this philosophy.  We are committed to nature. We do know that the production of a wooden frame requires less energy, and therefore, emits less CO2 than that of a conventional frame. Respectively, a cubic meter of wood needs from 8 to 30 KWH, a cubic meter of steel requires 650 KWH and a cubic meter of aluminum needs 800 KWH. Furthermore, wood is the only 100% renewable material.