Why Cycling

·         There is plenty of evidence on the health benefits, cost savings and “green” benefits of increased cycling. There are many practical benefits too: 

  • Cycling is the most reliable way of commuting shorter distances 1
  • Providing routes for cycling is much cheaper and takes less space than for cars and other vehicles
  • Parking for bicycles is much cheaper than for cars in hard pressed city centres.  Multi-storey bicycle parks In Cambridge and around the world can be used at a fraction of the cost for cars. 2
  • Repeated surveys find that up to 40% commuters would cycle to work if proper bicycle routes were provided 3

 

1.       Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

2.       http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-23177271      

http://gizmodo.com/381738/japanese-multi+level-bicycle-parking    

http://greenideafactory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/robotic-bicycle-parking-tower-at-castle.html

3.       Sustrans

 

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