According to Bicycle Magazine, cycling to work may make you more productive.
"Researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) studied 18 years of data on nearly 18,000 British commuters ages 18-65 to arrive at the conclusion, which takes into account factors like income, children, and job and relationship changes.
In addition to the obvious physical benefits, active commuters felt less stressed and reported that they could concentrate better on work if they commuted by walking or cycling. Cyclists and walkers also showed improvement with regard to other psychological markers, such as feelings of worthlessness, unhappiness, and sleepless nights fueled by nightmares of highway gridlock."
And thus we commute in Kyoto, every day, to a bike lot near Demachiyanagi train station. From there it is a 50-minute train ride to work in Osaka (which probably negates the positive effects of the ride!).
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