Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Bicyclists Are Actually Polluting When They Ride

Also, you claim that it is environmentally friendly to ride a bike.  But if I am not mistaken, a cyclists [sic] has an increased heart rate and respiration.  That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider.  Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.

-- Washington State Representative Ed Orcutt (R-20), in an email to a constituent defending a proposed tax on bicycles, 25 February 2013

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