What is the Mundo?

I am the very happy owner of a Yuba Mundo Cargo bike, a purpose-built, long-tail, heavy-duty bike that is built to be a serious replacement for a carbon-emitting vehicle. I'm learning more every day what a bike can do, and I'm becoming convinced that a cargo bike with an electric assist is a truly fantastic machine!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saw this handy bicycle savings calculator in an article about how riding your bike instead of driving saves a lot of money!  Basically, Kiplingers figures it costs 46 cents a mile to run a car.  Have to do some research on where they get that number...  But hey, click the link for the savings calculator.

UPDATE: I asked the author of the article, Amanda Lilly,  how they got the mileage cost number, and this is her response:

The per-mile cost of driving to work is 55.5 cents, including gasoline, insurance, maintenance and depreciation, according to the IRS' 2012 standard mileage rates. Actual rates may vary by vehicle.

Our estimate of the per-mile cost of biking is 10 cents and includes maintenance and depreciation, based on interviews with U.S. cycling organizations and previously published research, including from
Road Kill: How Solo Driving Runs Down the Economy.
So there it is.

1 comment:

  1. That's neat. Since I don't commute anymore (I'm a house Dad/disabled but I call it forced retirement,LOL! :P),I plugged the Wife's #'s in there,only a 3.4 mile (one way) commute,said $3.09 per day...I wonder if it takes into consideration one having a payment on their dinomobile...hers has been paid for for quite some time (and rarely breaks down)...

    The Disabled Cyclist