Bicycles and liveable cities
Improving infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians benefits everyone and creates conditions for more liveable cities. Accommodating health-promoting active transport by widening pedestrian and bicycle paths and improving bus access can nearly halve the number of mishaps and noise level while improving transit times, employment, and opportunities for local businesses.
Cycling has the potential to improve the liveability of city centres. Studies have shown that initiatives that support active transport in urban areas decrease traffic mishaps while improving people movement and encouraging commerce and employment.