Part of: Benefits of Cycling [Draft Version]

How does cycling improve our environment?

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Cities where cycling is popular and integrated with transport network offer:

  • A cleaner, more livable environment

It is possible to achieve significant savings in transportation systems, depending on the design of the urban centres, where bicycle-focused transportation is common. In the same space used by 7 cars, a bike rack can comfortably hold 80 bicycles with space for future expansion.

  • Better air quality

Cycling does not consume fossil fuels and therefore contributes neither to air pollution nor climate change. Use of bicycles rather than private cars on short-distance urban trips also reduces emissions.