Bicycles Outsell Cars in NZ
I love interesting statistics, and here is an interesting statistic:
New Zealand residents bought more bicycles than cars in 2006; in fact, 30,000 more new bikes were sold than new cars in NZ last year. Bicycle sales have increased 40% over the last four years according to sales figures supplied by both Statistics New Zealand and the NZ Motor Trade Association. There are approximately 4 million people in New Zealand.
Just that one statistic alone about bicycles outselling cars would make some people want to move there.
Gasoline (petrol) in NZ costs about $4.17 USD per gallon unleaded.