Here in New York, we've seen increasingly more bike lanes pop up across all boroughs. And with the launch of the Citi Bike bike-sharing program in May 2013, it seems the city has made it clear: It supports cycling and wants to make it easier for residents to commute on only two wheels.
Other cities have been doing the same, and as this infographic shows, the benefits are endless — for not only the community but also the health, and wallets, of the individual cyclists.
Among the benefits: Adolescents who bike regularly are 48% less likely to become overweight as adults, and women who bike for 30 minutes a day have lower chances of developing breast cancer. Check out the infographic below for more stats, and click the image to zoom in.