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WASHINGTON DC, USA – The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb in 1988. This is the outcome of a study by the Earth Policy Institute that has designed an

Bicycles Pedalling Into the Spotlight

WASHINGTON DC, USA – “The world produced an estimated 130 million bicycles in 2007—more than twice the 52 million cars produced. Bicycle and car production tracked each other closely in the mid-to-late 1960s, but bike output separated sharply from that of cars in 1970, beginning its steep climb in 1988.”

This is the outcome of a study by the Earth Policy Institute that has designed an information dissemination model on environmental issues.
 
According to the study bike production has regained steam increasing in each of the last six years, following a slowdown between 1989 and 2001. Much of the recent growth has been driven by the rise in electric, or ‘e-Bike’ production, which has doubled since 2004 to 21 million units in 2007.

Overall, since 1970, bicycle output has nearly quadrupled, while car production has roughly doubled.

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