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Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly

Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly
Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly, A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger
A bicyclist in Vancouver, Canada. Image © Flickr CC User Paul Krueger

A new study has found that cities need to make big infrastructural changes, rather than small ones, in order to become more bike friendly. As this article from Fast Company explains, small increases in bicycle usage lead to more accidents, which in turn makes others afraid to make the switch from driving to riding. However, the study found that heavy investment in cycling infrastructure brings an economic benefit to cities in the long run, largely thanks to savings from reduced healthcare costs. To learn about the long-term benefits of big biking investments, click here.

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Jennifer Whelan
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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Cities Need Big Changes to Become Bike Friendly" 18 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/538357/cities-need-big-changes-to-become-bike-friendly/> ISSN 0719-8884