Wolfram|Alpha and Bike to Work Day

April 26, 2012
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For the past few years, Wolfram Research has supported Bike to Work Day by handing out fruit, water, snacks, and other items to bikers at a station right outside our headquarters in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. This year we decided to include some data about biking to work alongside the granola bars and bananas.

If you live in a bike-friendly area, you can save quite a bit of money each year by occasionally biking to work. Using the widget below, you can enter your daily commute in miles, how many days of the week for how many weeks of the year you expect to bike to work, and the MPG of your car and your city to determine how much money you can save.

Biking to work is also a great way to burn some extra calories. Entering “biking 10 miles” into Wolfram|Alpha brings up an input field in which you can place your gender, weight, and biking speed to get customized results.

Biking 10 miles

That is way more calories burned than sitting in your car.

Occasionally biking to work can also help reduce your carbon footprint.

Wolfram Research is proud to support our local Bike to Work Day. We would love to hear what special things you do in your community to promote biking to work.

Update: We’ve added some more features that cyclists may find useful! Learn all about bike tires here!

1 Comment

In denmark bicycling is a natural part of transportation system. But we also build roads that consider safe bicycling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_in_Copenhagen

Recently a new Bicycle highway opened
http://www.copenhagenize.com/2012/04/launching-copenhagens-bicycle.html

I hope more countries will be inspired and work for more bicycling in the future

Posted by Jesper Nielsen April 29, 2012 at 7:53 am Reply
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