This is not to say you should sell your car — sad reality is that in many places in North America the infrastructure blows — but just cutting down on short hops to the grocery store in the car and getting on the bike will make a huge difference.

Considering that average annual cost of operating a car ($8,220) versus that of a bike ($308), the push towards more cyclists commuting doesn’t just make environmental sense, it makes fiscal sense as well.

Those figures are of course USD. Also if you go to the link – ignore the smiling cycle-clowns in the photo. You don’t need “gear” to ride. If you don’t have a chain guard pant clips might be good ( 5 bucks ).

U.S. Cyclists Save $4.6 Billion Per Year by Biking : TreeHugger