The bicycle is considered to be one of the most efficient inventions in the history of mankind, getting the equivalent of 912 miles per gallon of gas consumed through a standard vehicle. The first means of transport making use of two wheels arranged consecutively, and thus the archetype of the bicycle, was the German draisine dating back to 1817. However, the term bicycle was coined in France in the 1860s.
While bicycles have significantly evolved over the last 200 years, modern-day cities have adapted to numerous people riding bikes. There are now specific bicycle lanes in most heavily-populated cities, and a considerable amount of people ride their bike to work each day. Means of travel without a vehicle is environmentally-friendly, improving air quality and reducing the amount of fossil fuel consumed each day.