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Human-powered vehicles cheap

Got gas?

With fuel prices nearly $4 per gallon, people might consider selling a kidney just to get to work.

And according to the Los Angeles Times, gas prices could reach $4.25 by Memorial Day.

It doesn’t help that public transit in North Texas is limited.

Want to save some money? Get a bike this summer.

It may not get all people to work and back, but it’s good for short distances. And it saves money.

According to frugaldad.com, riding a bike throughout the week could save people $70 a month.

Besides saving money, you can avoid road rage and driving on the highway with idiots on the road. According to a road rage survey by Auto Vantage, North Texas ranks second with the most aggressive drivers behind New York.

Riding a bike can help avoid accidents on the road, especially with more distracted drivers than ever.

It’s good exercise, and riding a bike can help with self-esteem because of the exercise.

And face it, Texans needs to lose some weight.

According to the American Public Health Association, Texas is the 14th most obese state in the U.S.

Riding a bike helps keep pollution down too. The fewer cars on the road, the better.

Unlike Dallas and Fort Worth, Arlington is the biggest city in the U.S. without public transportation. With the Cowboys Stadium in the middle of Arlington and the Texas Rangers actually winning games, those two attractions bring more traffic into a city that has enough already.

Driving on the congested streets of Collins, Cooper and Matlock is almost like driving on a highway during rush hour. With bikes, people can avoid the madness of sitting at red lights and driving in the summer heat.

Leave the car in the garage and ride a bike.

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