The Benefits of Cycling - Global and Individual Well Being

נשלח 30 בנוב׳ 2013, 10:52 על ידי Sustainability Org   [ עודכן 30 בנוב׳ 2013, 10:52 ]
Gehl Architects, 26/11/2013

At the Eimus Conference about Mobility in Lima, Peru earlier in November, cycling was a hot discussion topic. The book “Cyclists & Cycling Around the World – Creating Livable & Bikeable Cities” was released at the launch of the conference.

"Cyclists & Cycling Around the World - Creating Livable & Bikeable Cities", a new book - edited by Juan Carlos Dextre, Michael Higes & Lotte Bech - was released at the opening of the 3rd Eimus Conference about Mobility in Lima. Peru Nov. 3rd, 2013.

“Cyclists & Cycling Around the World – Creating Livable & Bikeable Cities”, a new book – edited by Juan Carlos Dextre, Michael Higes & Lotte Bech – was released at the opening of the 3rd Eimus Conference about Mobility in Lima. Peru Nov. 3rd, 2013.

The book presents 25 different experts from around the world who have contributed with cases covering topics such as, Cycle Culture, Liveable and Bikeable Cities, Cycle infrastructure, Safety for Cyclists, Bicycles, Cycling Policy, Cycle Advocacy and Education. Professor Lars Gemzøe from Gehl Architects was a keynote speaker at the conference and has contributed to the book with a case about Copenhagen and the development of cycle and pedestrian life. The book can be bought here.

Source: gehlcitiesforpeople.dk

A chapter from the book "Cyclists & cycling around the world - Creating a liveable and bikeable cities"By Gil (Guillermo) Peñalosa, Executive Director, 8-80 Cities, NGO based in Toronto, Canada

Summary
The use of the bicycle as a mode of transportation has multiple benefits to the environment,
economic development, recreation, public health, as well as for transportation.
Considering that we are facing a kind of “perfect storm” with global warming, economic
crisis, traffic congestion and an obesity epidemic, we must change the way we live. Cycling
can and should be a part of the solution connecting places of origin to destinations, and
also as a link to public transit. It must be safe for all, especially for our must vulnerable
citizens: children, older adults, and novice riders.
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