Do you ever think that which mode of transportation makes you happy???
Bus, auto, metro???.....Try riding a bicycle and feel maximum happiness on the way.
researchers have found that bicycling is the best way to lift your happiness quotient up, while investigating about emotions like happiness, pain, stress, sadness and fatigue vary during travel and by travel mode.
Eric Morris, an assistant professor at Clemson University’s planning, development and preservation department said, “We found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling compared to any other mode of transportation.”
Bicyclists tend to be a self-selected group who are very enthusiastic about their mode of transportation noted the researchers.
“Bicyclists are generally younger and physically healthy, which are traits that happier people usually possess,” Morris added.
Soon after bicycle, next happiest are car passengers and then car drivers.
But, bus and train riders experience the most negative emotions.
Morris said, “Understanding the relationship between how we travel and how we feel offers insight into ways of improving existing transportation services, prioritising investments and modeling the costs and benefits of travel.”