Part of: Benefits of Cycling [Draft Version]

How have cycling rates changed around the world?

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Bicycling in many cities is a main form of transport.

In most countries, a high proportion of people own a bicycle.

Asian cities once had a great legacy of bicycling, but this is on the decline in China and increasing in the United States and other developed European countries.

Research has shown that U.S and European cities with higher rates of bicycling have fewer overall traffic crashes, and these cities are also home to connected streets and advanced networks of bicycle lanes, off-street paths, ample bike parking, and bicycle sharing systems.

Graph compiled based on most available data: Latin America, the Urban Mobility Observatory, CAF; China, Pucher et. Al 2007; India, EMBARQ India, Europe: EC Urban Audit, LTA Academy