Research Confirms: Build It And They Will Cycle

Parking Protected Bike Lane (NACTO)
Parking Protected Bike Lane (NACTO)

Long observed by successful Bicycle Friendly Communities and touted by cycling advocates everywhere, research by a health sciences expert at Simon Fraser University, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, has shown a direct correlation between cycling infrastructure and a rise in those switching to commuting to work by bike.  Empirical evidence backed by research – build it and they will come.  The chain of evidence is complete – dollars invested in infrastructure beget increased ridership, with all the other well-researched benefits following.
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Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.