Greater use of cycling in urban areas:
While only 10% of the world’s population can afford a car, an estimated 80% of people can afford a bike.
Cycling encourages flexible mobility and shorter trips. It also encourages people to do more activities at city center. It offers an economically realistic form of transportation and recreation.
Bicycle infrastructure is cost-effective for local governments. A roadway can carry seven to twelve times as many people per meter of lane per hour by bicycle as compared to by automobile in urban areas.
BCRPA, 2011, Bicycle Facilities Design Course Manual
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