Biking is so much better for the environment than driving a car. Obviously. I mean, it should be obvious, right? There are several key questions at the heart of this issue. First off, the carbon cost of producing a bicycle, shipping it, and maintaining it. While that might negligible, it’s definitely something that needs to be taken into consideration when truly trying to understand your bike’s carbon footprint, and it’s hard to determine, because most bike manufacturers don’t release such information. And I’m not talking about the green-by-design bicycles, of which they are many, but your run of the mill ones, made of steel or aluminum.