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    cost calculator : driving vs cycling

    Searching for western Michigan bike shops , I found this comparative cost calculator for estimating car cost visa bike commute costs. An interesting find. thanks to the Village Bike shops of the Grand Rapids area. My comparative costs 132 dollars in the car, 12 dollars on the bike.
    $$$$

    Even if you only ride occasionally, the savings of bicycling instead of driving are substantial—and you probably already own a bike! Enter your numbers above, then hit the Calculate buttons to see your savings. And, remember the other great benefits, like how much healthier you'll be, how much better you'll feel at work, how easy it is, and how much fun, too! We're hooked on bicycling and living green. Just visit or ask and we'll help you start saving!

    http://villagebikeshop.com/
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    Tax – Rates per Business Mile

    First 10,000 miles
    Cars and vans 40p
    Motorcycles 24p
    Cycles 20p

    Above 10,000
    Cars and vans 25p
    Motorcycles 24p
    Cycles 20p


    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/paye/stepbystep-mileage.htm

    cost per mile + fuel + parking

    According to the guv'mint anyway.

    edit: that may be completely wrong as it says a load of stuff about taxable benefits and not claimable expenses
    Last edited by markhr; 07-01-08 at 06:17 PM.
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    No savings at all for me.

    I work at home.

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    No savings for me too. When I cycle I eat twice as much.

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    That calculator places a value of zero on your time.
    I do all my own work = I have very low standards

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezealot View Post
    Cool site but that pic is already out of date for gas prices (update weekly).

    In Sac, it's $4.50 a gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheTrenches View Post
    That calculator places a value of zero on your time.
    Doing what you want instead of wasting time doing nothing. I'd like to think that time spent on the bike is a postive thing . Maybe it should be considered an asset and not a negative . Meaning, as you cycle , not wasting gasoline and consuming calories, gaining fittness; the ledger should measure it on the positive side of the financial ledger.
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