Even if the Triangle Bikeway lives to see its day in the sun, biking to work may seem like an inconvenient, expensive pipe dream. The INDY crunched some numbers to help you determine whether that’s truly the case. We based our calculations on gas mileage data for a 2021 Honda Civic, North Carolina’s average gas prices, and the average miles travelled by Americans in a year. Assume that a fully charged e-bike battery will last between 20 to 80 miles, depending on whether you increase your mileage by turning off electric assist when you bike downhill or on flat surfaces.

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