money in your pocket
Last week, my husband sent me an email with this link. It’s a little calculator that tells you how much money you are saving on a daily basis by riding your bike. You enter your daily mileage and what would otherwise spend on parking and – voilà – you can hear that little cha-ching sound of money collecting in your wallet.
Want to try it for yourself? Check out the savings calculator here and read all about the methodology behind it.
I entered my numbers and was told that I save around $3 a day. Not bad – that’s about $84 a month. Of course, this doesn’t account for the fact that I likely wouldn’t be paying for parking on most days because I’d be catching the bus or getting a lift from my husband. But in theory, were I to drive to work and pay for parking, this is what it would cost. Instead, I spent about that amount on a one-time payment for this bike and am reaping the benefits of a happy and healthy commute.
And with fall here and the beautiful weather we’ve been having, I’d gladly pay someone $3 a day to keep riding my bike. Forget the savings argument, how about these views…