The bicycle as a vehicle is quite common in Europe, so it is not uncommon to see a person on a bicycle pedaling in the direction of their office or supermarket. But it is worth seriously thinking about what advantages and disadvantages it has as a vehicle.
You spend much more time in the fresh air, saturated with oxygen instead of suffocating in the stuffy cabin of public transport or your own car. In sunny weather, you do not suffer from the heat and the feeling that you are like someone trying to cook in a big pot.
A bike is a great exercise machine that sheds extra pounds, makes your body lean and fit, and also increases your endurance and keeps you in good shape. You will also soon forget about shortness of breath, because cycling has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system and helps in the treatment of vascular dystonia.
A bicycle will save you from having to stand in traffic jams for hours, because you can safely go around the "stuck" stream, while a car and a bus cannot do it. And since traffic jams are unavoidable in big cities, they make up a significant portion of the time you spend on the road.
Another plus of a bicycle as a vehicle, which simply cannot be ignored, is that finding a parking space is no longer a problem for you, because for a bicycle it is much easier to find it, given how much less space is required. This, incidentally, also saves you at least five to ten minutes daily. A trifle, but nice.
However, along with so many advantages, a bicycle as a means of transportation around the city has its disadvantages. Large cities are not equipped enough for cyclists to move freely and safely around them. And every exit to the carriageway is a big risk that a cyclist is forced to take.
In addition, having sat down on a bicycle for the first time, and even with the intention of riding it to the other end of the city, you will understand that you have never overestimated yourself and your capabilities so much. Because you need to get used to driving a bike physically, and people without any physical training are better off starting with overcoming short distances.
In the end, a bicycle is not the most successful and not the safest means of transportation over snowdrifts and ice, and biking in the autumn through mud and puddles is also little fun. Therefore, the best time to use a bicycle as a vehicle is between May and September. And with the onset of cold weather, you still have to change to something more practical and protected - a car, for example.